Summer Camps

Summer Camp Offerings

Find the perfect Summer Encounter for your student. View offerings by rising grade, week, or encounter type.

2019 Offerings by (rising) grade level

List of 14 items.

  • K4

    Week 2

    Playdough

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Roll up your sleeves and join the fun of using playdough! This camp is packed with excitement as campers create playdough to explore science and art, and develop fine motor skills through sensory learning. There will be color mixing, creating glow-in-the-dark playdough, making a playdough volcano, and much more!
     

    Week 3

    Fancy Nancy

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Bonjour friends! You are cordially invited to get fancy! Join us as we have fun creating sparkly accessories to dress up in, enjoy a Fancy Nancy style beauty day, learn some fancy French words, make delectable (that’s fancy for delicious!) snacks and more! Ooh la la! We can’t wait!
     

    Fort Building Mini-Cavs

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Christine Raimondo, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is just summer fun! Using a variety of materials, such as gigantic boxes, sheets, Cranium fort systems and Makedo parts, campers will create fort structures. Once built, the pretend play begins! Campers may add embellishments using a variety of craft materials. Imagine all the amazing structures we will play in!
     

    Week 4

    Paw Patrol

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    All paws on deck! Come join the crew and learn about safety and the roles that firefighters and police officers (among others) play in our community. A guest police officer will stop by for a visit, and firefighters will come with a fire truck to explore! There will be lots of fun games and Paw-Patrol-inspired crafts.
     

    Week 6

    Messy Art

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Roll up your sleeves to get down and dirty creating art. Campers will paint with sponges, rolling marbles, and their feet! They will create raised salt paintings, make bubble art, blend marbled shaving cream pictures, and have lots more crazy, messy art fun! This camp focuses on the experience of creating art, rather than the final product and encourages children to think outside the box. Nurture the seeds of creativity in your budding artist!

     

    Tumbling

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Learn the basics and foundations of rhythmic gymnastics and tumbling with rolls, cartwheels, handstands, and back bends! Campers will love creating floor routines and perfecting their moves in this beginner class. Simple rhythmic props, like hoops and ribbons, are incorporated. Participants work on skills, based on their age and gross motor development, to include balance, skipping, hopping, and moving around in the space. On Friday, parents are invited to watch the routine created by campers. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Week 7

    Baton Twirling Mini-Cavs

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 2 • $170
    Coach: Julianne Foster, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and two-time Parade Corp National Champion
    Brand new this year, Baton Twirling will teach campers the basics of baton twirling! Participants will learn how to march, including form, technique, and timing. There will also be instruction in basic twirls, and these combined with steps will be put together for a short, fun, and upbeat routine. The week will end with the campers marching in their very own parade around the CCES campus. Each camper will receive a new Star Line “Starlet” baton to take home each day and keep at the end of the week.
     

    Raceway

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $155
    Instructor: Ashley Waters, CCES Lower School Assitant Teacher
    Rev your engines as this camp brings all the fun of racing cars! Avid toy car drivers will speed, slide, and spin through race tracks and obstacles. Campers will design garages to refuel and have friendly competitions. It can be a messy job and cars will enjoy some car washing and detailing, too. Let’s put the fun in overdrive!
     

    Unicorns & Rainbows

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Glazebrook, CCES Digital Marketing & Communications Manager
    Join us for a week of magical unicorn adventures! Campers will love making different arts and crafts projects all centered around unicorns and rainbows. Participants will also enjoy playing games, making colorful snacks, and creating sparkly jewelry! Don’t miss out on this exciting week full of colorful fun!
     

    Week 8

    Martial Arts

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    My First Tutu

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Calling all aspiring and budding ballerinas! Throughout the week, campers will learn the basics of ballet, dance their way through story time ballets, and make their own tutus. On Friday, parents are invited to an informal performance that highlights skills learned this week. Participants need ballet slippers and should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in. Leotards may be worn but are not required.
     

    Week 10

    Tumbling

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Learn the basics and foundations of rhythmic gymnastics and tumbling with rolls, cartwheels, handstands, and back bends! Campers will love creating floor routines and perfecting their moves in this beginner class. Simple rhythmic props, like hoops and ribbons, are incorporated. Participants work on skills, based on their age and gross motor development, to include balance, skipping, hopping, and moving around in the space. On Friday, parents are invited to watch the routine created by campers. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
  • K5

    Week 1

    Day Trippers I

    June 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Don’t want to be stuck indoors all summer? You don’t have to!
    Join the fun and go somewhere different every day! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, enjoy trampolines and obstacle courses at Big Air, hike at Lake Conestee Nature Park, climb to their heart’s content at Frankie’s Fun Park’s Fun House, and explore Roper Mountain Science Center!
     

    Week 2

    Digging for Dinosaurs

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Roam with us as we uncover the mystery of ages past.  Become a paleontologist by digging for dinosaur bones, studying fossils, and considering how dinosaurs became extinct. During this fun-filled week, campers will play games, make their own fossils, and create a dinosaur model to take home. If you “dig” this, then come and join us on an expedition through time!
     

    Hatchimals, Squishies & Littlest Pet Shop

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Hatchimal, Squishies, Littlest Pet Shop, Oh My! Bring one or bring them all each day as we have fun playing together. Spend the week making crafts, learning fun facts, playing games, and creating homes for your little toys. We are sure to have a “little’ fun filled week together.
     

    How to Cook a Good Book

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Watch out for milkshakes and corn muffins! Fun will definitely be in the air as campers read a variety of children’s literature, such as The Cajun Cornbread Boy and Rodeo Ron and His Milkshake Cows. They then make the delectable treats right from the pages of each book. Campers become active chefs as they measure, chop, bake, and stir their creations. With a small class size and lots of hands-on fun, this cooking class is a yummy treat for all!
     

    Playdough

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Roll up your sleeves and join the fun of using playdough! This camp is packed with excitement as campers create playdough to explore science and art, and develop fine motor skills through sensory learning. There will be color mixing, creating glow-in-the-dark playdough, making a playdough volcano, and much more!

    Little Kids Tennis

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Laura Huguley, CCES Primer Teacher and tennis player
    Using proven methods to teach tennis to our youngest players, basic tennis skills are taught in this fun, skill-driven camp. The equipment used caters to younger players, with balls designed for slower speeds and rackets made for smaller hands. Camp is mostly indoors, and the environment is adapted for campers’ size. Through fun games and technique lessons, participants will develop a love for the game! All equipment is provided.
     

    Pet Care

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.
     

    Princess Tea Party

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Here ye Here ye…By order of the Queen all little maidens are invited to a princess tea party. Come each day and discover the world of a proper English Tea. Campers will learn about different kinds of teas, proper tea etiquette, how to make yummy, traditional, tea-time snacks, and create several crafts to decorate the tea experience throughout the week. On Friday, come dressed as your favorite princess for a royal tea experience. 
     

    Week 3

    Edible Science

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Campers will love this experimental camp! Using only “chemicals” that can be eaten, campers will learn about science concepts using experimentation. Have you ever seen elephant toothpaste? Or turned beets into acid/base indicators? How about learned the states of matter using ice cream and lip balm? After this week, you can say you have!
     

    Fairy Garden

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This whimsical week is full of fairies. Participants will create a lovely fairy container garden to bring the fairy blessings. The fairy garden will have a fairy house, with a path, stepping stones, and other magical elements. The containers can be placed anywhere to enjoy at home. This beautiful week will be one to remember.
     

    Fancy Nancy

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Bonjour friends! You are cordially invited to get fancy! Join us as we have fun creating sparkly accessories to dress up in, enjoy a Fancy Nancy style beauty day, learn some fancy French words, make delectable (that’s fancy for delicious!) snacks and more! Ooh la la! We can’t wait!

    Fort Building Mini-Cavs

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Christine Raimondo, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is just summer fun! Using a variety of materials, such as gigantic boxes, sheets, Cranium fort systems and Makedo parts, campers will create fort structures. Once built, the pretend play begins! Campers may add embellishments using a variety of craft materials. Imagine all the amazing structures we will play in!
     

    Jungle Moves

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Go wild this week as we explore animals and how they move!  Campers will learn creative expression through movement and create their very own animal props to be used in their performance. On Friday parents are invited to an informal showcase of skills learned this week. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Roller Time Skating

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering. 
     

    Soccer Mini-Cavs

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Zay Kittredge, CCES JV Girls Soccer Coach
    Mini-Cavs Camp is coed and designed for recreational players. The focus will be on basic skills in ball handling, passing, shooting, and positions. Camp will incorporate many games and contests to allow campers to practice skills in a fun environment. Each day will end with small-sided matches.
     

    American Girl Doll: Let’s Pretend

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    If you love American Girl Dolls, this is the place for you!  Spend the week pretending as these dolls come to life. Campers will have fashion shows with their dolls, make matching accessories for themselves and their dolls, enjoy special snacks, have a PJ party with the dolls, create crafts, and, of course, play with their dolls. On Friday, campers will have a scrumptious tea party where they will dress up as their favorite doll!
     

    Challenge Yourself

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Christine Raimondo, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Join this exciting week full of “can you do this?” Using popular, viral, Youtube videos, participants will see if they can compete. These challenges are age-appropriate and full of silly fun! Can you survive the sour gummy experiment? Or figure out what’s in that box? Come ready to test your skills against the many challenges served up this week!
     

    Christmas in June

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    If Christmas is your favorite holiday, then join us! Spend the week making different Christmas crafts, from gingerbread houses to ugly Christmas sweaters. There will be traditional crafts mixed in with silly fun like Christmas themed Minute to Win it games and, of course, hot chocolate! The week ends with a Christmas PJ party and some caroling. Campers should bring a sweater to decorate. All other supplies are provided.
     

    Roller Time Skating

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering. 
     

    Week 4

     

    Animals Around the World

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Pam Knight, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Travel around the world and visit different animals! Campers will discover animals, their habitats, and their behaviors. They will complete crafts, like animal sculptures, and activities, like fossil digs. Animals from the Arctic, reptiles from the desert, aquatic animals, prehistoric animals, and traditional pets are all explored.
     

    Boot Camp Fun

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, Elementary School Teacher
    Join the excitement of being a soldier! This week campers will move through the ranks as they engage in fun boot-camp-style activities! Learn how to march, stand at attention, and dress like a solider. Campers will compete in games and exercises to build teamwork and solve physical challenges. Mini-soldiers will enjoy learning how to camouflage with face paint and use Nerf guns to battle.
     

    GoNoodle!

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Inspired by the popular website, GoNoodle, this interactive camp gets you up and moving! With a mix of physical activities including guided dance, freestyle, exercise, and mindfulness, as well as take-home craft projects based on the website’s character champs, campers will move to the music, learn silly songs, dance with the leaders and play along. Come get moving with GoNoodle!
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Paw Patrol

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    All paws on deck! Come join the crew and learn about safety and the roles that firefighters and police officers (among others) play in our community. A guest police officer will stop by for a visit, and firefighters will come with a fire truck to explore! There will be lots of fun games and Paw-Patrol-inspired crafts.
     

    Wrestling

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown! 
     

    FUNdamentals of Art

    June 24 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come practice the basics! FUNdamentals of art will include drawing, painting, sculpture, stitchery, and weaving, and lots of fun in expressing ideas in new ways. Techniques will be a focus of this camp, so come enjoy getting back to basics.
     

    My Little Pony

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    “My little pony, my little pony, I used to wonder what friendship could be until you all shared its magic with me…”  Get ready for a fun filled week of exploring the magical world of My Little Pony. Bring all your ponies for us to play with and learn about all the different friends, old and new. There will be games, crafts and end the week with watching the My Little Pony movie. It will be a week filled with friendship, magic and play.
     

    PE Games

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Connie Mikesell, CCES Admission Assistant and JV Girls Basketball Coach
    Don’t miss this awesome week of PE games using all the cool equipment kids love! Campers will spend the entire week playing everyone’s favorite PE activities, such as floor scooter games, Trashcan ball, Jolleyball, make obstacle courses, and more. All games will be inside, to keep campers out of the heat.
     

    Week 5

    Summer Fun Sampler

    July 1 – 5 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $195 (no Thursday)
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is all about summer excitement! Each day will bring our favorite summer activities. From water fun to movies, capture-the-flag to flashlight tag, and making ice cream to grilling out, this week is about all the awesome things only a summer can bring. Through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities with crafts and games, campers will cruise through this week like a convertible with the top down on the best day in July! 
     

    Week 6

    American Girl Doll: Let’s Pretend

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    If you love American Girl Dolls, this is the place for you!  Spend the week pretending as these dolls come to life. Campers will have fashion shows with their dolls, make matching accessories for themselves and their dolls, enjoy special snacks, have a PJ party with the dolls, create crafts, and, of course, play with their dolls. On Friday, campers will have a scrumptious tea party where they will dress up as their favorite doll!
     

    Basketball Mini-Cavs

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Participants will play games that teach basic basketball skills such as passing, dribbling, shooting, and positions. Players will work on fundamentals while improving skills they already possess. Campers are divided by age and skill level as necessary.
     

    Bugs

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Explore the amazing world of insects and bugs! Through scientific investigation and fun crafts, participants will learn all about bugs! Where do they live? What do they eat? What makes them unique? The week will also feature some of Eric Carle’s popular books paired with non-fiction titles and hands-on inquiry activities. Come discover spiders, ladybugs, crickets and grasshoppers, bees, fireflies, butterflies and more!
     

    Messy Art

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Roll up your sleeves to get down and dirty creating art. Campers will paint with sponges, rolling marbles, and their feet! They will create raised salt paintings, make bubble art, blend marbled shaving cream pictures, and have lots more crazy, messy art fun! This camp focuses on the experience of creating art, rather than the final product and encourages children to think outside the box. Nurture the seeds of creativity in your budding artist!
     

    Tumbling

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Learn the basics and foundations of rhythmic gymnastics and tumbling with rolls, cartwheels, handstands, and back bends! Campers will love creating floor routines and perfecting their moves in this beginner class. Simple rhythmic props, like hoops and ribbons, are incorporated. Participants work on skills, based on their age and gross motor development, to include balance, skipping, hopping, and moving around in the space. On Friday, parents are invited to watch the routine created by campers. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Cheerleading Mini-Cavs

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    Get ready for some CCES spirit with the Varsity Cheerleaders!  Each day is filled with cheering, dancing, tumbling, stunts, jumps, crafts, and more. Participants will learn all the popular cheers used by CCES. On Friday, campers host an indoor pep rally for friends and family. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game! 
     

    Disney Mania

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    This week campers will fall more in love with all things Disney.  Campers will “travel” through the different lands of Disney World. On Main St. campers will create a Mickey or Minnie costume and take pictures in front of the castle. Then continue the week exploring Tomorrowland, making projects of Monsters Inc., Stitch, and Toy Story.  In Fantasyland, campers will have fun with Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, and others that call this land home. Once in Adventureland we will become pirates for Pirates of the Caribbean, and then end the week in Frontierland pretending we are on Splash Mountain by having a fun day on a slip and slide.
     

    Outer Space

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, Elementary School Teacher
    Explore space in this super-galactic adventure! Campers will learn about the stars, planets, and our solar system. Come learn how our moon affects our oceans and why it looks so different throughout the month. Budding astronauts will build spaceships, space helmets, and create a representation of our solar system. Through interactive play and crafts, campers will be excited about the science concepts explored!
     

    Roller Time Skating

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering. 
     

    Week 7

    Acting 101

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Instructor: Anne Tromsness, Fine Arts Center and ARMES Drama Instructor
    This exciting camp explores everything acting! Through silly games and pretending, campers learn to express themselves. Campers learn how to speak clearly with a stage voice and how to show emotions through expressions and body language. They even explore some behind-the-scenes aspects of acting, such as how stage makeup works, how stories work on stage, and how to perform on stage. Don’t miss this incredible week of acting activities!
     

    Baton Twirling Mini-Cavs

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 2 • $170
    Coach: Julianne Foster, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and two-time Parade Corp National Champion
    Brand new this year, Baton Twirling will teach campers the basics of baton twirling! Participants will learn how to march, including form, technique, and timing. There will also be instruction in basic twirls, and these combined with steps will be put together for a short, fun, and upbeat routine. The week will end with the campers marching in their very own parade around the CCES campus. Each camper will receive a new Star Line “Starlet” baton to take home each day and keep at the end of the week.
     

    Raceway

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $155
    Instructor: Ashley Waters, CCES Lower School Assitant Teacher
    Rev your engines as this camp brings all the fun of racing cars! Avid toy car drivers will speed, slide, and spin through race tracks and obstacles. Campers will design garages to refuel and have friendly competitions. It can be a messy job and cars will enjoy some car washing and detailing, too. Let’s put the fun in overdrive!
     

    Unicorns & Rainbows

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Glazebrook, CCES Digital Marketing & Communications Manager
    Join us for a week of magical unicorn adventures! Campers will love making different arts and crafts projects all centered around unicorns and rainbows. Participants will also enjoy playing games, making colorful snacks, and creating sparkly jewelry! Don’t miss out on this exciting week full of colorful fun!
     

    Star Wars

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Explore Star Wars characters, aliens, weapons, and spacecrafts with active play and crafts. Learn lightsaber choreography from the movies and battle friends. Then, use the green-screen to act out Star Wars scenes dressed-up as your favorite character.
     

    Super Heroes

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor:  Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a week of super‑hero fun! This camp gets off the ground as campers create their own super-hero character with super powers and a cool super costume! Campers will discuss fictional super heroes, discover why they love them, and then become super heroes to our community. Through writing get-well notes to children in the hospital, making special treats for our friends in a nursing home, designing cards for troops overseas, and much more, campers will learn how they can be true super heroes to those around them. In addition, local super heroes (such as a police officer) will come visit camp during the week. Don’t miss this week of heartfelt activities your child will never forget!
     

    Week 8

    Cheerleading Mini-Cavs

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    Get ready for some CCES spirit with the Varsity Cheerleaders!  Each day is filled with cheering, dancing, tumbling, stunts, jumps, crafts, and more. Participants will learn all the popular cheers used by CCES. On Friday, campers host an indoor pep rally for friends and family. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game! 
     

    Martial Arts

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    My First Tutu

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Calling all aspiring and budding ballerinas! Throughout the week, campers will learn the basics of ballet, dance their way through story time ballets, and make their own tutus. On Friday, parents are invited to an informal performance that highlights skills learned this week. Participants need ballet slippers and should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in. Leotards may be worn but are not required.
     

    Princess Tea Party

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Here ye Here ye…By order of the Queen all little maidens are invited to a princess tea party. Come each day and discover the world of a proper English Tea. Campers will learn about different kinds of teas, proper tea etiquette, how to make yummy, traditional, tea-time snacks, and create several crafts to decorate the tea experience throughout the week. On Friday, come dressed as your favorite princess for a royal tea experience. 
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Yoga

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $170
    Coaches: Laura Mahony, High School English Teacher, and Jennifer Francis, Certified Yoga Instructor
    This refreshing week is all about the Zen. Campers will learn Yoga poses and do Yoga each day to improve flexibility, balance, and core strength. Daily themes that complement the pose names will keep the journey exciting! Many crafts to enhance the Yoga atmosphere will be created and will focus on techniques to relax, stay focused, and be more centered. Creations like mandalas and meditation bracelets, along with quotation rock gardens, and magic Zen jars will be brought home daily. Participants should bring a Yoga mat and wear comfortable, form-fitting clothes for ease of movement. 
     

    Week 9

    The Great Playground Hunt

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $245
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week searches for the best playgrounds in Greenville! In the mornings, campers will explore outdoor playgrounds (a different one each day) and, in the afternoon, explore indoor playgrounds (such as Frankie’s Fun House and The Fun Gym). Campers can compare playgrounds and find the best one to fit their style of play, from places to climb, to fields to run through, we will explore them all!
     

    Breakfast for Dinner!

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Everyone loves breakfast for dinner! Come learn these simple, hearty meals that bring warmth to any table. Campers learn how to make omelets, pancakes, muffins, biscuits, overnight oatmeal, toast, and even homemade butter! This fun week focuses on safety in the kitchen as participants do use the stove and oven. Plus, they learn basic kitchen techniques like measuring, mixing, and timing in food prep.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Primer Prep

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 • $175
    Instructor: Laura Huguley, CCES Primer Teacher
    This class is open only to CCES Primer Students/Applicants.
    Come experience a typical Primer day at CCES! Your child will enjoy exciting writing, math, reading, and morning meeting activities. Your Primer-to-be will also explore our campus and future classrooms to learn where important spots used throughout the school year are located, such as the lunchroom, library, art room, playground, and restrooms. Campers will start building friendships that will last a lifetime! Parents are invited to join their Primers on Friday, so they may introduce you to their new friends and show you all the exciting things they have been exploring. Ease the anxiety of the first day of school and car line by joining Primer Prep.
     

    Science Explorers

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Join in the hands-on science fun! Campers interested in the sun, wind, electricity, insects, plants, or water should come and experiment as camp explores a smorgasbord of science fun. Every day will be filled with age-appropriate experiments and activities to create take-home items! Handouts for each science skill will be sent home daily for sharing with family and friends.
     

    Construction Kids

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Building abounds in this engineering week! Campers will love to create structures with blocks, Legos, boxes, and PE equipment. They will have competitions and challenges to build the biggest structure, the strongest, the tallest, etc. So, grab your hard-hat and creative ideas for the building bonanza!
     

    Week 10

    The Best of Summer

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $245
    Instructor:  Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Summer is almost over, but it won’t feel like it this week! The entire week will be spent doing the things campers love best about summer — such as water games, outdoor fun, and crafts. There will be some summer cooking as campers make ice cream and have a traditional cookout. Campers can suggest and vote on activities to fill out the week and truly spend time doing their favorite summer activities (capture the flag anyone?). Campers will also venture off campus to bowl, to decorate cupcakes, and to jump at Pump It Up. 
     

    Move, Play, Sing

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Joy Hughes, CCES Lower School Music Teacher
    Movement and music go hand in hand. In this camp, participants will find the connections between music, movement, and play. Campers will sing songs, play games, learn rhymes, and play percussion instruments. Creative movement can be based on stories, sounds, poems, and musical inspiration. Campers will have time to explore and develop their own creativity, to work with others, and to share with the group!
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Primer Prep

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 • $175
    Instructor: Laura Huguley, CCES Primer Teacher
    This class is open only to CCES Primer Students/Applicants.
    Come experience a typical Primer day at CCES! Your child will enjoy exciting writing, math, reading, and morning meeting activities. Your Primer-to-be will also explore our campus and future classrooms to learn where important spots used throughout the school year are located, such as the lunchroom, library, art room, playground, and restrooms. Campers will start building friendships that will last a lifetime! Parents are invited to join their Primers on Friday, so they may introduce you to their new friends and show you all the exciting things they have been exploring. Ease the anxiety of the first day of school and car line by joining Primer Prep.
     

    Tumbling

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Learn the basics and foundations of rhythmic gymnastics and tumbling with rolls, cartwheels, handstands, and back bends! Campers will love creating floor routines and perfecting their moves in this beginner class. Simple rhythmic props, like hoops and ribbons, are incorporated. Participants work on skills, based on their age and gross motor development, to include balance, skipping, hopping, and moving around in the space. On Friday, parents are invited to watch the routine created by campers. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Ceramics

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Brent Roberts, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Join in the fun of creating with clay! Participants will create a variety of functional and sculptural pieces while learning and practicing various clay forming and decorating techniques. Since all pieces will be kiln-fired, some will not come home during the week, but will be picked up at a later date after the final firing. 
     

    Pet Care

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.
     

    Week 11

    Day Trippers II

    August 12 – 16 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Got the end-of-summer doldrums? Then join us for an exciting week and visit all the hot spots! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, have a blast at Gattitown, explore Lake Conestee Nature Park, let out energy jumping at Pump It Up, and enjoy bowling with their friends! Don’t miss a day of sizzlin’ summer fun!
  • 1st Grade

    Week 1

    Day Trippers I

    June 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Don’t want to be stuck indoors all summer? You don’t have to!
    Join the fun and go somewhere different every day! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, enjoy trampolines and obstacle courses at Big Air, hike at Lake Conestee Nature Park, climb to their heart’s content at Frankie’s Fun Park’s Fun House, and explore Roper Mountain Science Center!
     

    Week 2

    Art in the Great Outdoors

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be inspired by the beauty of nature! Campers will travel with sketchbooks in hand, using an artist’s eye on field trips to Lake Conestee Nature Park and look carefully at the beauty around us! Wonderful parts of nature including weather, plants, and animals, up close or from a distance, will be the subjects for expressing observations and impressions through drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography.
     

    Baseball Mini-Cavs

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Aaron Whited, CCES JV Baseball Coach  
    Players will learn basic baseball skills such as throwing, catching, and hitting. They will also learn positions and practice playing at many of them to see which one they enjoy. Fundamentals will be the focus to improve skills they already possess and build new strengths. Campers are divided by age and skill level as necessary. Campers should bring a glove but bats are supplied.
     

    Digging for Dinosaurs

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Roam with us as we uncover the mystery of ages past. Become a paleontologist by digging for dinosaur bones, studying fossils, and considering how dinosaurs became extinct. During this fun-filled week, campers will play games, make their own fossils, and create a dinosaur model to take home. If you “dig” this, then come and join us on an expedition through time!
     

    Hatchimals, Squishies & Littlest Pet Shop

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Hatchimal, Squishies, Littlest Pet Shop, Oh My! Bring one or bring them all each day as we have fun playing together. Spend the week making crafts, learning fun facts, playing games, and creating homes for your little toys. We are sure to have a “little’ fun filled week together.
     

    How to Cook a Good Book

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Watch out for milkshakes and corn muffins! Fun will definitely be in the air as campers read a variety of children’s literature, such as The Cajun Cornbread Boy and Rodeo Ron and His Milkshake Cows. They then make the delectable treats right from the pages of each book. Campers become active chefs as they measure, chop, bake, and stir their creations. With a small class size and lots of hands-on fun, this cooking class is a yummy treat for all!
     

    Sports Sampler

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Love to play games and sports? Then join this exciting sports camp that lets campers participate in a variety of sports and games all week! Soccer, basketball, flag football, tennis, Frisbee golf, lacrosse (non-contact), and gym games are just a few of the fun sports explored. Each day consists of multiple activities. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment and balls if they would like. A daily schedule of sports covered will be emailed the week before camp so participants know what days to bring what equipment (optional to bring equipment).
     

    Art Adventures

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Join this amazing tour around Greenville to see great art and make some of your own! Students will visit an artist’s studio, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and other sites. The tour will also include downtown and Falls Park for sketching landmarks and landscapes.
     

    LEGOmaniacs

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    LEGOs, LEGOs, everywhere! Join us for a week of LEGO fun! Every day campers will explore building with LEGOs. We will build from kits and from our imaginations. Campers will be challenged with daily contests to work on as a team or individually, where they learn engineering skills to build structures taller, span greater spaces, or move objects. There will also be free build time for campers to create amazing, unique pieces that they can share with the group. The week will end with a special challenge and a LEGO kit to take home.
     

    Little Kids Tennis

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Laura Huguley, CCES Primer Teacher and tennis player
    Using proven methods to teach tennis to our youngest players, basic tennis skills are taught in this fun, skill-driven camp. The equipment used caters to younger players, with balls designed for slower speeds and rackets made for smaller hands. Camp is mostly indoors, and the environment is adapted for campers’ size. Through fun games and technique lessons, participants will develop a love for the game! All equipment is provided.
     

    Pet Care

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.
     

    Princess Tea Party

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Here ye Here ye…By order of the Queen all little maidens are invited to a princess tea party. Come each day and discover the world of a proper English Tea. Campers will learn about different kinds of teas, proper tea etiquette, how to make yummy, traditional, tea-time snacks, and create several crafts to decorate the tea experience throughout the week. On Friday, come dressed as your favorite princess for a royal tea experience.
     

    Tents, Teepees, & Other Indoor Hideouts

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    A secret hideout, a special hidey-hole, a private place for a sleepover, or a comfy reading nook is what campers will learn to create this week. Using simple materials and “tricks of the trade,” kids will have fun imagining their own get-away spot to create in their home without taking up an entire room. Bring a flashlight if you can, and adults are not allowed in this camp!
     

    Week 3

    Edible Science

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Campers will love this experimental camp! Using only “chemicals” that can be eaten, campers will learn about science concepts using experimentation. Have you ever seen elephant toothpaste? Or turned beets into acid/base indicators? How about learned the states of matter using ice cream and lip balm? After this week, you can say you have!
     

    Fairy Garden

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This whimsical week is full of fairies. Participants will create a lovely fairy container garden to bring the fairy blessings. The fairy garden will have a fairy house, with a path, stepping stones, and other magical elements. The containers can be placed anywhere to enjoy at home. This beautiful week will be one to remember.
     

    Fancy Nancy

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Bonjour friends! You are cordially invited to get fancy! Join us as we have fun creating sparkly accessories to dress up in, enjoy a Fancy Nancy style beauty day, learn some fancy French words, make delectable (that’s fancy for delicious!) snacks and more! Ooh la la! We can’t wait!
     

    Fort Building Mini-Cavs

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Christine Raimondo, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is just summer fun! Using a variety of materials, such as gigantic boxes, sheets, Cranium fort systems and Makedo parts, campers will create fort structures. Once built, the pretend play begins! Campers may add embellishments using a variety of craft materials. Imagine all the amazing structures we will play in!
     

    Jungle Moves

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Go wild this week as we explore animals and how they move! Campers will learn creative expression through movement and create their very own animal props to be used in their performance. On Friday parents are invited to an informal showcase of skills learned this week. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    LEGOmaniacs

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    LEGOs, LEGOs, everywhere! Join us for a week of LEGO fun! Every day campers will explore building with LEGOs. We will build from kits and from our imaginations. Campers will be challenged with daily contests to work on as a team or individually, where they learn engineering skills to build structures taller, span greater spaces, or move objects. There will also be free build time for campers to create amazing, unique pieces that they can share with the group. The week will end with a special challenge and a LEGO kit to take home.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Roller Time Skating

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Soccer Mini-Cavs

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Zay Kittredge, CCES JV Girls Soccer Coach
    Mini-Cavs Camp is coed and designed for recreational players. The focus will be on basic skills in ball handling, passing, shooting, and positions. Camp will incorporate many games and contests to allow campers to practice skills in a fun environment. Each day will end with small-sided matches.
     

    American Girl Doll: Let’s Pretend

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    If you love American Girl Dolls, this is the place for you! Spend the week pretending as these dolls come to life. Campers will have fashion shows with their dolls, make matching accessories for themselves and their dolls, enjoy special snacks, have a PJ party with the dolls, create crafts, and, of course, play with their dolls. On Friday, campers will have a scrumptious tea party where they will dress up as their favorite doll!
     

    Challenge Yourself

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Christine Raimondo, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Join this exciting week full of “can you do this?” Using popular, viral, Youtube videos, participants will see if they can compete. These challenges are age-appropriate and full of silly fun! Can you survive the sour gummy experiment? Or figure out what’s in that box? Come ready to test your skills against the many challenges served up this week!
     

    Christmas in June

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    If Christmas is your favorite holiday, then join us! Spend the week making different Christmas crafts, from gingerbread houses to ugly Christmas sweaters. There will be traditional crafts mixed in with silly fun like Christmas themed Minute to Win it games and, of course, hot chocolate! The week ends with a Christmas PJ party and some caroling. Campers should bring a sweater to decorate. All other supplies are provided.
     

    Roller Time Skating

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Week 4

    Animals Around the World

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Pam Knight, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Travel around the world and visit different animals! Campers will discover animals, their habitats, and their behaviors. They will complete crafts, like animal sculptures, and activities, like fossil digs. Animals from the Arctic, reptiles from the desert, aquatic animals, prehistoric animals, and traditional pets are all explored.
     

    Boot Camp Fun

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, Elementary School Teacher
    Join the excitement of being a soldier! This week campers will move through the ranks as they engage in fun boot-camp-style activities! Learn how to march, stand at attention, and dress like a solider. Campers will compete in games and exercises to build teamwork and solve physical challenges. Mini-soldiers will enjoy learning how to camouflage with face paint and use Nerf guns to battle.
     

    Garden Art

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $195
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Display your art outside! Participants will create lots of amazing work the whole family can enjoy, including a mosaic wall hanging, a planter, wind chime, fairy garden sculpture, and more! Don’t miss the fun of creating beautiful art for your garden!
     

    GoNoodle!

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Inspired by the popular website, GoNoodle, this interactive camp gets you up and moving! With a mix of physical activities including guided dance, freestyle, exercise, and mindfulness, as well as take-home craft projects based on the website’s character champs, campers will move to the music, learn silly songs, dance with the leaders and play along. Come get moving with GoNoodle!
     

    Nature & Namaste

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Coach: Kimberly Morgan, CCES Middle School PE Teacher
    Spend five days enjoying a blend of yoga and hiking local trails. Two of the days, campers will stay at school and experience the benefits of yoga by gaining greater flexibility and strength, while having fun. They will create many yoga inspired crafts for boys and girls. Two other days campers will enjoy the best that nature can “serve up” when we travel by CCES mini-bus to take beautiful, short day-hikes. Hiking locations will include Lake Conestee and Paris Mountain. The final day will be a field trip to Southern Om for a yoga lesson campers will love. Campers need to bring a yoga mat, wear comfortable clothing and shoes for hiking, and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Paw Patrol

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    All paws on deck! Come join the crew and learn about safety and the roles that firefighters and police officers (among others) play in our community. A guest police officer will stop by for a visit, and firefighters will come with a fire truck to explore! There will be lots of fun games and Paw-Patrol-inspired crafts.
     

    Tumbling

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Learn the basics and foundations of rhythmic gymnastics and tumbling with rolls, cartwheels, handstands, and back bends! Campers will love creating floor routines and perfecting their moves in this beginner class. Simple rhythmic props, like hoops and ribbons, are incorporated. Participants work on skills, based on their age and gross motor development, to include balance, skipping, hopping, and moving around in the space. On Friday, parents are invited to watch the routine created by campers. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Unicorns

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Who doesn’t love magical Unicorns? Come and spend a week of everything Unicorns and Rainbows. Campers will learn fun facts about the mythical creatures, have fun creating all kinds of Unicorn crafts including our own head pieces and create special Unicorn inspired snacks. It’s a week sure to fill campers with magical fun.  
     

    Wrestling

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!
     

    FUNdamentals of Art

    June 24 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come practice the basics! FUNdamentals of art will include drawing, painting, sculpture, stitchery, and weaving, and lots of fun in expressing ideas in new ways. Techniques will be a focus of this camp, so come enjoy getting back to basics.
     

    My Little Pony

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    “My little pony, my little pony, I used to wonder what friendship could be until you all shared its magic with me…” Get ready for a fun filled week of exploring the magical world of My Little Pony. Bring all your ponies for us to play with and learn about all the different friends, old and new. There will be games, crafts and end the week with watching the My Little Pony movie. It will be a week filled with friendship, magic and play.
     

    PE Games

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Connie Mikesell, CCES Admission Assistant and JV Girls Basketball Coach
    Don’t miss this awesome week of PE games using all the cool equipment kids love! Campers will spend the entire week playing everyone’s favorite PE activities, such as floor scooter games, Trashcan ball, Jolleyball, make obstacle courses, and more. All games will be inside, to keep campers out of the heat.
     

    Recycling Makerspace

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Water bottle animals? Mazes? Plastic flowers? Yes, yes, and yes! Problem-solving skills and creativity abound in this trendy camp where campers decide how to repurpose items. Campers will use their imaginations to create cool crafts and useful objects. Each day brings a design challenge and time to work on a project of the camper’s choice, and perhaps a collaborative group project! Participants should bring recycled items throughout the week to add to the provided materials.
     

    Week 5

    Summer Fun Sampler

    July 1 – 5 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $195 (no Thursday)
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is all about summer excitement! Each day will bring our favorite summer activities. From water fun to movies, capture-the-flag to flashlight tag, and making ice cream to grilling out, this week is about all the awesome things only a summer can bring. Through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities with crafts and games, campers will cruise through this week like a convertible with the top down on the best day in July!
     

    Week 6

    American Girl Doll: Let’s Pretend

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    If you love American Girl Dolls, this is the place for you! Spend the week pretending as these dolls come to life. Campers will have fashion shows with their dolls, make matching accessories for themselves and their dolls, enjoy special snacks, have a PJ party with the dolls, create crafts, and, of course, play with their dolls. On Friday, campers will have a scrumptious tea party where they will dress up as their favorite doll!
     

    Basketball Mini-Cavs

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Participants will play games that teach basic basketball skills such as passing, dribbling, shooting, and positions. Players will work on fundamentals while improving skills they already possess. Campers are divided by age and skill level as necessary.
     

    Bugs

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Explore the amazing world of insects and bugs! Through scientific investigation and fun crafts, participants will learn all about bugs! Where do they live? What do they eat? What makes them unique? The week will also feature some of Eric Carle’s popular books paired with non-fiction titles and hands-on inquiry activities. Come discover spiders, ladybugs, crickets and grasshoppers, bees, fireflies, butterflies and more!
     

    Lacrosse Coed

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $155
    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players. Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys.
     

    Messy Art

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Roll up your sleeves to get down and dirty creating art. Campers will paint with sponges, rolling marbles, and their feet! They will create raised salt paintings, make bubble art, blend marbled shaving cream pictures, and have lots more crazy, messy art fun! This camp focuses on the experience of creating art, rather than the final product and encourages children to think outside the box. Nurture the seeds of creativity in your budding artist!
     

    Cheerleading Mini-Cavs

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    Get ready for some CCES spirit with the Varsity Cheerleaders! Each day is filled with cheering, dancing, tumbling, stunts, jumps, crafts, and more. Participants will learn all the popular cheers used by CCES. On Friday, campers host an indoor pep rally for friends and family. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     

    Disney Mania

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    This week campers will fall more in love with all things Disney. Campers will “travel” through the different lands of Disney World. On Main St. campers will create a Mickey or Minnie costume and take pictures in front of the castle. Then continue the week exploring Tomorrowland, making projects of Monsters Inc., Stitch, and Toy Story. In Fantasyland, campers will have fun with Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, and others that call this land home. Once in Adventureland we will become pirates for Pirates of the Caribbean, and then end the week in Frontierland pretending we are on Splash Mountain by having a fun day on a slip and slide.
     

    Outer Space

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, Elementary School Teacher
    Explore space in this super-galactic adventure! Campers will learn about the stars, planets, and our solar system. Come learn how our moon affects our oceans and why it looks so different throughout the month. Budding astronauts will build spaceships, space helmets, and create a representation of our solar system. Through interactive play and crafts, campers will be excited about the science concepts explored!
     

    Roller Time Skating

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    STEAM Art

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Full STEAM Ahead— through drawing, painting, sculpture, and construction, campers will create a mobile, a robot, tessellations, and more! Come join us to learn how art, science, engineering, math, and technology are connected!
     
     

    Week 7

    Acting 101

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Instructor: Anne Tromsness, Fine Arts Center and ARMES Drama Instructor
    This exciting camp explores everything acting! Through silly games and pretending, campers learn to express themselves. Campers learn how to speak clearly with a stage voice and how to show emotions through expressions and body language. They even explore some behind-the-scenes aspects of acting, such as how stage makeup works, how stories work on stage, and how to perform on stage. Don’t miss this incredible week of acting activities!
     

    Baton Twirling Mini-Cavs

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 2 • $170
    Coach: Julianne Foster, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and two-time Parade Corp National Champion
    Brand new this year, Baton Twirling will teach campers the basics of baton twirling! Participants will learn how to march, including form, technique, and timing. There will also be instruction in basic twirls, and these combined with steps will be put together for a short, fun, and upbeat routine. The week will end with the campers marching in their very own parade around the CCES campus. Each camper will receive a new Star Line “Starlet” baton to take home each day and keep at the end of the week.
     

    Decades Dance Party

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Coach: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    From Doo-Wop to Disco to the DAB! Explore the dances, music, outfits, and games of the decades. Participants will explore the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, with one WILD CARD decade. Get ready for poodle skirts, iron on patches and leg warmers! Come get your groove and game on!
     

    Dodgeball

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball‑style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.
     

    Pokémon Fun

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join Pikachu and his friends in a week of fun! Learn the basics of battling with the trading cards and compete throughout the week to earn some free packs of your own. Campers will also spend the week designing their own cards to use in battle, writing their own Pokémon adventure, and other Pokémon-related activities and games. Participants should bring their trading cards from home each day (some will be provided).
     

    Pop Art

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. –12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Paint a self-portrait, make a giant sculpture, and create art in the style of the artists of the 60’s, such as Andy Warhol, Claus Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein! You’ll make and take home some groovy art!!
     

    Unicorns & Rainbows

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Glazebrook, CCES Digital Marketing & Communications Manager
    Join us for a week of magical unicorn adventures! Campers will love making different arts and crafts projects all centered around unicorns and rainbows. Participants will also enjoy playing games, making colorful snacks, and creating sparkly jewelry! Don’t miss out on this exciting week full of colorful fun!
     

    Art Magic

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be amazed with art that moves, glows, reflects, and wiggles! Magical paintings, magic paper art, dream catchers, and wands are just a few of the creative things campers will make during a magical week! All new projects from last summer.
     

    Magic Tree House

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Jack and Annie love to explore and go on adventures. Come join them as we travel to a different place each day. We will travel to Australia to learn how life is there and have a chance to see a real boomerang and a didgeridoo. While in Hawaii, we will have a Luau party. Then, it’s off to China to learn about Pandas and celebrate a Chinese New Year. The Rainforest is full of animals to learn about while visiting the Amazon. The week will end as we become Pirates searching for a treasure.
     

    Star Wars

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Explore Star Wars characters, aliens, weapons, and spacecrafts with active play and crafts. Learn lightsaber choreography from the movies and battle friends. Then, use the green-screen to act out Star Wars scenes dressed-up as your favorite character.
     

    Super Heroes

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a week of super‑hero fun! This camp gets off the ground as campers create their own super-hero character with super powers and a cool super costume! Campers will discuss fictional super heroes, discover why they love them, and then become super heroes to our community. Through writing get-well notes to children in the hospital, making special treats for our friends in a nursing home, designing cards for troops overseas, and much more, campers will learn how they can be true super heroes to those around them. In addition, local super heroes (such as a police officer) will come visit camp during the week. Don’t miss this week of heartfelt activities your child will never forget!
     

    Week 8

    Beach Art

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Imagine you’re at the beach...! If you’re not at the beach this week, these fun art activities are the next best thing! Artists will create a sandcastle, paint a self-portrait, create a sea creature sculpture, and more! The week will end with water play and splatter painting, so wear a swimsuit!
     

    Bee-Bots

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Bee-Bots are robots that can be programmed with 40 commands for directional movement. These little guys are great fun to play with and teach many concepts along with basic programming. Campers will learn how to program the Bee-Bots, then they will complete challenges with them and let their Bee-Bots compete! Math computation practice is hidden in programming, so learning is fun!
     

    Cheerleading Mini-Cavs

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    Get ready for some CCES spirit with the Varsity Cheerleaders! Each day is filled with cheering, dancing, tumbling, stunts, jumps, crafts, and more. Participants will learn all the popular cheers used by CCES. On Friday, campers host an indoor pep rally for friends and family. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     

    Martial Arts

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    My First Tutu

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Calling all aspiring and budding ballerinas! Throughout the week, campers will learn the basics of ballet, dance their way through story time ballets, and make their own tutus. On Friday, parents are invited to an informal performance that highlights skills learned this week. Participants need ballet slippers and should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in. Leotards may be worn but are not required.
     

    Princess Tea Party

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Here ye Here ye…By order of the Queen all little maidens are invited to a princess tea party. Come each day and discover the world of a proper English Tea. Campers will learn about different kinds of teas, proper tea etiquette, how to make yummy, traditional, tea-time snacks, and create several crafts to decorate the tea experience throughout the week. On Friday, come dressed as your favorite princess for a royal tea experience.
     

    Beach Art

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Imagine you’re at the beach...! If you’re not at the beach this week, these fun art activities are the next best thing! Artists will create a sandcastle, paint a self-portrait, create a sea creature sculpture, and more! The week will end with water play and splatter painting, so wear a swimsuit!
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Pinterest Party!

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Laura Harling, CCES Upper School Administrative Assistant
    Have you ever seen those awesome and fun looking projects and crafts on Pinterest and wanted to do them, but Mom would not let you? Well, now you get to spend a week doing just that!
    Campers will make some of the fun and exciting projects that are shown on Pinterest such as making picture frames, t-shirts, pillow cases, bookmarks and so much more! Make sure to wear clothes that are okay to get messy as camp will make lots of fun messes!
     

    Yoga

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $170
    Coaches: Laura Mahony, High School English Teacher, and Jennifer Francis, Certified Yoga Instructor
    This refreshing week is all about the Zen. Campers will learn Yoga poses and do Yoga each day to improve flexibility, balance, and core strength. Daily themes that complement the pose names will keep the journey exciting! Many crafts to enhance the Yoga atmosphere will be created and will focus on techniques to relax, stay focused, and be more centered. Creations like mandalas and meditation bracelets, along with quotation rock gardens, and magic Zen jars will be brought home daily. Participants should bring a Yoga mat and wear comfortable, form-fitting clothes for ease of movement.
     

    Week 9

    The Great Playground Hunt

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $245
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week searches for the best playgrounds in Greenville! In the mornings, campers will explore outdoor playgrounds (a different one each day) and, in the afternoon, explore indoor playgrounds (such as Frankie’s Fun House and The Fun Gym). Campers can compare playgrounds and find the best one to fit their style of play, from places to climb, to fields to run through, we will explore them all!
     

    Breakfast for Dinner!

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Everyone loves breakfast for dinner! Come learn these simple, hearty meals that bring warmth to any table. Campers learn how to make omelets, pancakes, muffins, biscuits, overnight oatmeal, toast, and even homemade butter! This fun week focuses on safety in the kitchen as participants do use the stove and oven. Plus, they learn basic kitchen techniques like measuring, mixing, and timing in food prep.
     

    Jump Start 1st Grade

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 • $175
    Instructor: Paige Armstrong, CCES First Grade Teacher
    Make a smooth transition into first grade with a week of fun activities designed to get the brain moving again. A review of phonetic skills, reading strategies, and writing techniques will be coupled with math concepts and games. Campers will gain confidence and maturity while having fun with academic games, individual work, and group work. Campers will fly into first grade with a positive attitude after this exciting summer review!
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Science Explorers

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Join in the hands-on science fun! Campers interested in the sun, wind, electricity, insects, plants, or water should come and experiment as camp explores a smorgasbord of science fun. Every day will be filled with age-appropriate experiments and activities to create take-home items! Handouts for each science skill will be sent home daily for sharing with family and friends.
     

    Construction Kids

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Building abounds in this engineering week! Campers will love to create structures with blocks, Legos, boxes, and PE equipment. They will have competitions and challenges to build the biggest structure, the strongest, the tallest, etc. So, grab your hard-hat and creative ideas for the building bonanza!
     

    Etiquette

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Teri Block, Cotillion Director
    Join a manners expert for an incredible journey through politeness. Campers will experience hands-on lessons in basic table manners, birthday party etiquette, introductions, appearances, sports etiquette, and basic manners in the home. Key learnings will be reinforced with games and songs and a line dance will be taught. Our mascot, “Picasso the Polite Elephant” will assist our students with some of our instruction, as we identify “Wonderful Words” such as, ‘please,’ ‘thank you,’ ‘yes ma’am,’ ‘no thank you,’ ‘excuse me’ and ‘may I.’
     

    Week 10

    The Best of Summer

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $245
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Summer is almost over, but it won’t feel like it this week! The entire week will be spent doing the things campers love best about summer — such as water games, outdoor fun, and crafts. There will be some summer cooking as campers make ice cream and have a traditional cookout. Campers can suggest and vote on activities to fill out the week and truly spend time doing their favorite summer activities (capture the flag anyone?). Campers will also venture off campus to bowl, to decorate cupcakes, and to jump at Pump It Up.
     

    Chinese Culture Arts

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Come explore Chinese culture through art. Learn about traditions, ceremonies, simple terms, and create lovely pieces at the same time! Campers create cut works of art, such as lanterns and characters. They learn how to paint traditional calligraphy and animals. Artists also learn special folding techniques to make origami and kites. Participants even play traditional children’s games, such as Chinese chess, Chinese checkers, and Feather Kick Shuttlecock. Don’t miss this beautiful week of culture study!
     

    Jump Start 1st Grade

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 • $175
    Instructor: Paige Armstrong, CCES First Grade Teacher
    Make a smooth transition into first grade with a week of fun activities designed to get the brain moving again. A review of phonetic skills, reading strategies, and writing techniques will be coupled with math concepts and games. Campers will gain confidence and maturity while having fun with academic games, individual work, and group work. Campers will fly into first grade with a positive attitude after this exciting summer review!
     

    Move, Play, Sing

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Joy Hughes, CCES Lower School Music Teacher
    Movement and music go hand in hand. In this camp, participants will find the connections between music, movement, and play. Campers will sing songs, play games, learn rhymes, and play percussion instruments. Creative movement can be based on stories, sounds, poems, and musical inspiration. Campers will have time to explore and develop their own creativity, to work with others, and to share with the group!
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Ceramics

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Brent Roberts, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Join in the fun of creating with clay! Participants will create a variety of functional and sculptural pieces while learning and practicing various clay forming and decorating techniques. Since all pieces will be kiln-fired, some will not come home during the week, but will be picked up at a later date after the final firing.
     

    Pet Care

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.
     

    Week 11

    Day Trippers II

    August 12 – 16 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Got the end-of-summer doldrums? Then join us for an exciting week and visit all the hot spots! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, have a blast at Gattitown, explore Lake Conestee Nature Park, let out energy jumping at Pump It Up, and enjoy bowling with their friends! Don’t miss a day of sizzlin’ summer fun!
     
     
  • 2nd grade

    Week 1

    Day Trippers I

    June 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Don’t want to be stuck indoors all summer? You don’t have to!
    Join the fun and go somewhere different every day! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, enjoy trampolines and obstacle courses at Big Air, hike at Lake Conestee Nature Park, climb to their heart’s content at Frankie’s Fun Park’s Fun House, and explore Roper Mountain Science Center!
     

    Week 2

    Art in the Great Outdoors

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be inspired by the beauty of nature! Campers will travel with sketchbooks in hand, using an artist’s eye on field trips to Lake Conestee Nature Park and look carefully at the beauty around us! Wonderful parts of nature including weather, plants, and animals, up close or from a distance, will be the subjects for expressing observations and impressions through drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography.
     

    Baseball Mini-Cavs

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Aaron Whited, CCES JV Baseball Coach  
    Players will learn basic baseball skills such as throwing, catching, and hitting. They will also learn positions and practice playing at many of them to see which one they enjoy. Fundamentals will be the focus to improve skills they already possess and build new strengths. Campers are divided by age and skill level as necessary. Campers should bring a glove but bats are supplied.
     

    Digging for Dinosaurs

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Roam with us as we uncover the mystery of ages past. Become a paleontologist by digging for dinosaur bones, studying fossils, and considering how dinosaurs became extinct. During this fun-filled week, campers will play games, make their own fossils, and create a dinosaur model to take home. If you “dig” this, then come and join us on an expedition through time!
     

    Hatchimals, Squishies & Littlest Pet Shop

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Hatchimal, Squishies, Littlest Pet Shop, Oh My! Bring one or bring them all each day as we have fun playing together. Spend the week making crafts, learning fun facts, playing games, and creating homes for your little toys. We are sure to have a “little’ fun filled week together.
     

    How to Cook a Good Book

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Watch out for milkshakes and corn muffins! Fun will definitely be in the air as campers read a variety of children’s literature, such as The Cajun Cornbread Boy and Rodeo Ron and His Milkshake Cows. They then make the delectable treats right from the pages of each book. Campers become active chefs as they measure, chop, bake, and stir their creations. With a small class size and lots of hands-on fun, this cooking class is a yummy treat for all!
     

    Sports Sampler

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Love to play games and sports? Then join this exciting sports camp that lets campers participate in a variety of sports and games all week! Soccer, basketball, flag football, tennis, Frisbee golf, lacrosse (non-contact), and gym games are just a few of the fun sports explored. Each day consists of multiple activities. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment and balls if they would like. A daily schedule of sports covered will be emailed the week before camp so participants know what days to bring what equipment (optional to bring equipment).
     

    Tennis

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $155
    Coach: Laura Huguley, CCES Primer Teacher and tennis enthusiast, and Megan Taylor, CCES Grade 3 Assistant
    This camp is great for beginners and lower intermediates who want to learn the basics of tennis. Campers will learn skills such as the forehand, backhand, volley, and serve. The fundamentals of scoring and match play will be taught. Skills and footwork will improve through fun games and activities using special beginner balls. There may even be some water games! Participants will play in the gym and on the courts. After the first day, players will be divided by age and skill for maximum skill development.
     

    Art Adventures

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Join this amazing tour around Greenville to see great art and make some of your own! Students will visit an artist’s studio, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and other sites. The tour will also include downtown and Falls Park for sketching landmarks and landscapes.
     

    LEGOmaniacs

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    LEGOs, LEGOs, everywhere! Join us for a week of LEGO fun! Every day campers will explore building with LEGOs. We will build from kits and from our imaginations. Campers will be challenged with daily contests to work on as a team or individually, where they learn engineering skills to build structures taller, span greater spaces, or move objects. There will also be free build time for campers to create amazing, unique pieces that they can share with the group. The week will end with a special challenge and a LEGO kit to take home.
     

    Little Kids Tennis

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Laura Huguley, CCES Primer Teacher and tennis player
    Using proven methods to teach tennis to our youngest players, basic tennis skills are taught in this fun, skill-driven camp. The equipment used caters to younger players, with balls designed for slower speeds and rackets made for smaller hands. Camp is mostly indoors, and the environment is adapted for campers’ size. Through fun games and technique lessons, participants will develop a love for the game! All equipment is provided.
     

    PE Sports and Games

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Calling all those who love PE class! Join this awesome week of PE games using all the cool equipment kids love, like floor scooters! Campers will spend the entire week playing everyone’s favorite PE games. Don’t miss out on Jollyball, Bomb the Pins, Sink the Ship, scooters, parachute games, Fire Engine, Asteroids, and much more! Whether they play inside or outside, participants will work up a sweat while having a blast.
     

    Pet Care

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.
     

    Princess Tea Party

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Here ye Here ye…By order of the Queen all little maidens are invited to a princess tea party. Come each day and discover the world of a proper English Tea. Campers will learn about different kinds of teas, proper tea etiquette, how to make yummy, traditional, tea-time snacks, and create several crafts to decorate the tea experience throughout the week. On Friday, come dressed as your favorite princess for a royal tea experience.
     

    Tents, Teepees, & Other Indoor Hideouts

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    A secret hideout, a special hidey-hole, a private place for a sleepover, or a comfy reading nook is what campers will learn to create this week. Using simple materials and “tricks of the trade,” kids will have fun imagining their own get-away spot to create in their home without taking up an entire room. Bring a flashlight if you can, and adults are not allowed in this camp!
     

    Week 3

    Edible Science

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Campers will love this experimental camp! Using only “chemicals” that can be eaten, campers will learn about science concepts using experimentation. Have you ever seen elephant toothpaste? Or turned beets into acid/base indicators? How about learned the states of matter using ice cream and lip balm? After this week, you can say you have!
     

    Fairy Garden

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This whimsical week is full of fairies. Participants will create a lovely fairy container garden to bring the fairy blessings. The fairy garden will have a fairy house, with a path, stepping stones, and other magical elements. The containers can be placed anywhere to enjoy at home. This beautiful week will be one to remember.
     

    Jungle Moves

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Go wild this week as we explore animals and how they move! Campers will learn creative expression through movement and create their very own animal props to be used in their performance. On Friday parents are invited to an informal showcase of skills learned this week. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    LEGOmaniacs

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    LEGOs, LEGOs, everywhere! Join us for a week of LEGO fun! Every day campers will explore building with LEGOs. We will build from kits and from our imaginations. Campers will be challenged with daily contests to work on as a team or individually, where they learn engineering skills to build structures taller, span greater spaces, or move objects. There will also be free build time for campers to create amazing, unique pieces that they can share with the group. The week will end with a special challenge and a LEGO kit to take home.
     

    Nerf Battles

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Roller Time Skating

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Skateboarding

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Coach: Cumi Ikeda, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and skateboard instructor
    Calling all aspiring skaters! In this beginner camp, participants will practice how to (correctly) stand on a board, push, tic tac, kickturn, and, if they’re up for it, ollie. Sessions will be a combination of skateboarding, studying skate videos, and learning skate terminology. Campers are required to bring and wear their own helmets and encouraged to have additional safety equipment. Skateboards are provided. All skating will occur on the CCES campus, away from any traffic.
     

    Soccer Mini-Cavs

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Zay Kittredge, CCES JV Girls Soccer Coach
    Mini-Cavs Camp is coed and designed for recreational players. The focus will be on basic skills in ball handling, passing, shooting, and positions. Camp will incorporate many games and contests to allow campers to practice skills in a fun environment. Each day will end with small-sided matches.
     

    American Girl Doll: Let’s Pretend

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    If you love American Girl Dolls, this is the place for you! Spend the week pretending as these dolls come to life. Campers will have fashion shows with their dolls, make matching accessories for themselves and their dolls, enjoy special snacks, have a PJ party with the dolls, create crafts, and, of course, play with their dolls. On Friday, campers will have a scrumptious tea party where they will dress up as their favorite doll!
     

    Beginner Coding

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy, new concept is fun and practical. Using applications such as Tynker, Scratch, and more, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem-solving techniques learned to design will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.
     

    Challenge Yourself

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Christine Raimondo, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Join this exciting week full of “can you do this?” Using popular, viral, Youtube videos, participants will see if they can compete. These challenges are age-appropriate and full of silly fun! Can you survive the sour gummy experiment? Or figure out what’s in that box? Come ready to test your skills against the many challenges served up this week!
     

    Christmas in June

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    If Christmas is your favorite holiday, then join us! Spend the week making different Christmas crafts, from gingerbread houses to ugly Christmas sweaters. There will be traditional crafts mixed in with silly fun like Christmas themed Minute to Win it games and, of course, hot chocolate! The week ends with a Christmas PJ party and some caroling. Campers should bring a sweater to decorate. All other supplies are provided.
     

    Nerf Battles

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Roller Time Skating

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Week 4

    Animals Around the World

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Pam Knight, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Travel around the world and visit different animals! Campers will discover animals, their habitats, and their behaviors. They will complete crafts, like animal sculptures, and activities, like fossil digs. Animals from the Arctic, reptiles from the desert, aquatic animals, prehistoric animals, and traditional pets are all explored.
     

    Boot Camp Fun

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, Elementary School Teacher
    Join the excitement of being a soldier! This week campers will move through the ranks as they engage in fun boot-camp-style activities! Learn how to march, stand at attention, and dress like a solider. Campers will compete in games and exercises to build teamwork and solve physical challenges. Mini-soldiers will enjoy learning how to camouflage with face paint and use Nerf guns to battle.
     

    Cartooning

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Love to doodle and create characters? Then join this creative camp where participants learn different cartooning styles. Campers will have all the supplies they need to make flip books, draw super heroes, Pokémon and retro characters. Using different cartoon artists’ styles, they will learn simple ways to create background, speech bubbles and a finished cartoon panel.
     

    Flag Football

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Join the huddle and have a blast as we play flag football! Campers will learn skills, positions, tactics, and strategies while having fun in this safe, no-tackle, low-contact football camp. Daily activities include skill games, where everyone practices with a ball, and head-to-head team games in a season-like format. Come join the camp where everyone gets a chance to be the quarterback in every game.
     

    Fort Building

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This week of fort construction is nothing but summer fun! Campers will use a variety of materials, such as gigantic boxes, Makedo parts, creative embellishments, and a smorgasbord of craft materials. Campers will make life-size forts and model forts to accomplish daily challenges.
     

    Garden Art

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $195
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Display your art outside! Participants will create lots of amazing work the whole family can enjoy, including a mosaic wall hanging, a planter, wind chime, fairy garden sculpture, and more! Don’t miss the fun of creating beautiful art for your garden!
     

    GoNoodle!

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Inspired by the popular website, GoNoodle, this interactive camp gets you up and moving! With a mix of physical activities including guided dance, freestyle, exercise, and mindfulness, as well as take-home craft projects based on the website’s character champs, campers will move to the music, learn silly songs, dance with the leaders and play along. Come get moving with GoNoodle!
     

    Nature & Namaste

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Coach: Kimberly Morgan, CCES Middle School PE Teacher
    Spend five days enjoying a blend of yoga and hiking local trails. Two of the days, campers will stay at school and experience the benefits of yoga by gaining greater flexibility and strength, while having fun. They will create many yoga inspired crafts for boys and girls. Two other days campers will enjoy the best that nature can “serve up” when we travel by CCES mini-bus to take beautiful, short day-hikes. Hiking locations will include Lake Conestee and Paris Mountain. The final day will be a field trip to Southern Om for a yoga lesson campers will love. Campers need to bring a yoga mat, wear comfortable clothing and shoes for hiking, and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Tumbling

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Learn the basics and foundations of rhythmic gymnastics and tumbling with rolls, cartwheels, handstands, and back bends! Campers will love creating floor routines and perfecting their moves in this beginner class. Simple rhythmic props, like hoops and ribbons, are incorporated. Participants work on skills, based on their age and gross motor development, to include balance, skipping, hopping, and moving around in the space. On Friday, parents are invited to watch the routine created by campers. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Unicorns

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Who doesn’t love magical Unicorns? Come and spend a week of everything Unicorns and Rainbows. Campers will learn fun facts about the mythical creatures, have fun creating all kinds of Unicorn crafts including our own head pieces and create special Unicorn inspired snacks. It’s a week sure to fill campers with magical fun.  
     

    Wrestling

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!
     

    Avengers

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    Like super heroes? Want to be one? Come explore the Marvel super hero characters. Campers learn about the many characters, play their games, and do some crafts that they might do. Plus, we’ll put their super powers to the test to see how we measure up. Do you have it in you? Come find out!
     

    My Little Pony

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    “My little pony, my little pony, I used to wonder what friendship could be until you all shared its magic with me…” Get ready for a fun filled week of exploring the magical world of My Little Pony. Bring all your ponies for us to play with and learn about all the different friends, old and new. There will be games, crafts and end the week with watching the My Little Pony movie. It will be a week filled with friendship, magic and play.
     

    PE Games

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Connie Mikesell, CCES Admission Assistant and JV Girls Basketball Coach
    Don’t miss this awesome week of PE games using all the cool equipment kids love! Campers will spend the entire week playing everyone’s favorite PE activities, such as floor scooter games, Trashcan ball, Jolleyball, make obstacle courses, and more. All games will be inside, to keep campers out of the heat.
     

    Recycling Makerspace

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Water bottle animals? Mazes? Plastic flowers? Yes, yes, and yes! Problem-solving skills and creativity abound in this trendy camp where campers decide how to repurpose items. Campers will use their imaginations to create cool crafts and useful objects. Each day brings a design challenge and time to work on a project of the camper’s choice, and perhaps a collaborative group project! Participants should bring recycled items throughout the week to add to the provided materials.
     

    Week 5

    Summer Fun Sampler

    July 1 – 5 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $195 (no Thursday)
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is all about summer excitement! Each day will bring our favorite summer activities. From water fun to movies, capture-the-flag to flashlight tag, and making ice cream to grilling out, this week is about all the awesome things only a summer can bring. Through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities with crafts and games, campers will cruise through this week like a convertible with the top down on the best day in July!
     

    Week 6

    American Girl Doll: Let’s Pretend

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    If you love American Girl Dolls, this is the place for you! Spend the week pretending as these dolls come to life. Campers will have fashion shows with their dolls, make matching accessories for themselves and their dolls, enjoy special snacks, have a PJ party with the dolls, create crafts, and, of course, play with their dolls. On Friday, campers will have a scrumptious tea party where they will dress up as their favorite doll!
     

    Basketball Mini-Cavs

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Participants will play games that teach basic basketball skills such as passing, dribbling, shooting, and positions. Players will work on fundamentals while improving skills they already possess. Campers are divided by age and skill level as necessary.
     

    Bugs

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Explore the amazing world of insects and bugs! Through scientific investigation and fun crafts, participants will learn all about bugs! Where do they live? What do they eat? What makes them unique? The week will also feature some of Eric Carle’s popular books paired with non-fiction titles and hands-on inquiry activities. Come discover spiders, ladybugs, crickets and grasshoppers, bees, fireflies, butterflies and more!
     

    FUNdamentals of Art

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come practice the basics! FUNdamentals of art will include drawing, painting, sculpture, stitchery, and weaving, and lots of fun in expressing ideas in new ways. Techniques will be a focus of this camp, so come enjoy getting back to basics.
     

    Lacrosse Coed

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $155
    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players. Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys.
     

    Lego Ninjago

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, Elementary School Teacher
    Calling all ninjas in training! Come battle in a Ninjago adventure! Garmadon attacks Ninjago regularly and his brick-smashing rampages are so bad that we need to create mechs and weapons to save the city from evil destruction. Become a master brick-builder and build Lego cities where the battles will rage. Role play battles with homemade cardboard swords and spears. Bring your imagination and warrior spirit to find your inner “piece.”
     

    Minecraft P.E.

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Come join the Minecraft adventure! This interactive camp allows campers to build their own world, visit others’ worlds, and battle other campers on iPads in Minecraft Pocket Edition. Beyond building on the iPad, campers will create cool 3-D crafts and weaponry in the Minecraft style. iPads with Minecraft Pocket Edition will be provided; campers may bring their own iPads with the Minecraft Pocket Edition app already installed.
     

    Roller Time Skating Advanced

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Calling all skaters! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches advanced techniques and is only for those with skating experience. Skaters will learn how to do a spiral, shoot the duck backwards, complete multiple jumps using only one foot to land, execute various spins, and learn several footwork combination moves. On Friday, parents may attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Cheerleading Mini-Cavs

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    Get ready for some CCES spirit with the Varsity Cheerleaders! Each day is filled with cheering, dancing, tumbling, stunts, jumps, crafts, and more. Participants will learn all the popular cheers used by CCES. On Friday, campers host an indoor pep rally for friends and family. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     

    Dance Fusion

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Come dance to fun music in a dance sampler course. Campers will develop skills in 3 styles of dance: Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Jazz. Dancers will learn a dance in each style and create their own routines, while building confidence and passion for dance. On Friday, there will be an informal showcase for parents to see the campers’ talents! Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Disney Mania

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    This week campers will fall more in love with all things Disney. Campers will “travel” through the different lands of Disney World. On Main St. campers will create a Mickey or Minnie costume and take pictures in front of the castle. Then continue the week exploring Tomorrowland, making projects of Monsters Inc., Stitch, and Toy Story. In Fantasyland, campers will have fun with Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, and others that call this land home. Once in Adventureland we will become pirates for Pirates of the Caribbean, and then end the week in Frontierland pretending we are on Splash Mountain by having a fun day on a slip and slide.
     

    LEGO Wedo Robotics PC Edition

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This exciting week is robotics for younger campers. Using the Wedo system, campers will build multiple machines and then program them to move. Each day will bring a new challenge with building fun and computer programing. At the end of the week, campers can free play with kits and build with their imaginations and new skills! All kits and laptops are provided.
     

    Outer Space

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, Elementary School Teacher
    Explore space in this super-galactic adventure! Campers will learn about the stars, planets, and our solar system. Come learn how our moon affects our oceans and why it looks so different throughout the month. Budding astronauts will build spaceships, space helmets, and create a representation of our solar system. Through interactive play and crafts, campers will be excited about the science concepts explored!
     

    Roller Time Skating

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    STEAM Art

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Full STEAM Ahead— through drawing, painting, sculpture, and construction, campers will create a mobile, a robot, tessellations, and more! Come join us to learn how art, science, engineering, math, and technology are connected!
     
     

    Week 7

    Acting 101

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Instructor: Anne Tromsness, Fine Arts Center and ARMES Drama Instructor
    This exciting camp explores everything acting! Through silly games and pretending, campers learn to express themselves. Campers learn how to speak clearly with a stage voice and how to show emotions through expressions and body language. They even explore some behind-the-scenes aspects of acting, such as how stage makeup works, how stories work on stage, and how to perform on stage. Don’t miss this incredible week of acting activities!
     

    Backyard Games

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    3-2-1-GO! In this camp, the more, the merrier, as we play games designed for a crowd! Every game is perfect to take home and play with the entire neighborhood. In teams or solo, campers will enjoy playing classics like capture the flag, all forms of tag, water balloon challenges, and hide and seek style games. Campers will learn new games like the blind-fold team challenge, hula hoop race, and creative relay races. With an emphasis on strategy and team work, this week is going to be a blast with everyone going home a champion at the 2019 Backyard Games!
     

    Baton Twirling Mini-Cavs

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 2 • $170
    Coach: Julianne Foster, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and two-time Parade Corp National Champion
    Brand new this year, Baton Twirling will teach campers the basics of baton twirling! Participants will learn how to march, including form, technique, and timing. There will also be instruction in basic twirls, and these combined with steps will be put together for a short, fun, and upbeat routine. The week will end with the campers marching in their very own parade around the CCES campus. Each camper will receive a new Star Line “Starlet” baton to take home each day and keep at the end of the week.
     

    Cake Decorating Beginner

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and come cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Come create treats fit for any party! Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.
     

    Decades Dance Party

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Coach: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    From Doo-Wop to Disco to the DAB! Explore the dances, music, outfits, and games of the decades. Participants will explore the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, with one WILD CARD decade. Get ready for poodle skirts, iron on patches and leg warmers! Come get your groove and game on!
     

    Dodgeball

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball‑style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.
     

    LEGO Wedo Robotics iPad Edition

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    This exciting week is robotics for younger campers and uses different kits from the other Lego Wedo Robotics camps in the summer. Using the Wedo systems, campers will build a machine, then program the machine to move using coding techniques. Needed iPads are provided. Campers will love the building and programming challenges each day and can even invent their own designs.
     

    Pokémon Fun

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join Pikachu and his friends in a week of fun! Learn the basics of battling with the trading cards and compete throughout the week to earn some free packs of your own. Campers will also spend the week designing their own cards to use in battle, writing their own Pokémon adventure, and other Pokémon-related activities and games. Participants should bring their trading cards from home each day (some will be provided).
     

    Pop Art

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. –12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Paint a self-portrait, make a giant sculpture, and create art in the style of the artists of the 60’s, such as Andy Warhol, Claus Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein! You’ll make and take home some groovy art!!
     

    Soccer Intermediate

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Brent Roberts, CCES JV Boys Soccer Coach
    This coed camp is designed for beginner and experienced field players. The focus is on strengthening ball-handling skills, passing, set plays, and shooting techniques. Agility workouts, combined with skill drills, will promote movement on the ball and a soccer mindset. Each day includes small-sided matches. Players are divided up by skill level as needed for drills.
     

    Art Magic

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be amazed with art that moves, glows, reflects, and wiggles! Magical paintings, magic paper art, dream catchers, and wands are just a few of the creative things campers will make during a magical week! All new projects from last summer.
     

    Cake Decorating Beginner

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and come cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Come create treats fit for any party! Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.
     

    Magic Tree House

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Jack and Annie love to explore and go on adventures. Come join them as we travel to a different place each day. We will travel to Australia to learn how life is there and have a chance to see a real boomerang and a didgeridoo. While in Hawaii, we will have a Luau party. Then, it’s off to China to learn about Pandas and celebrate a Chinese New Year. The Rainforest is full of animals to learn about while visiting the Amazon. The week will end as we become Pirates searching for a treasure.
     

    Star Wars

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Explore Star Wars characters, aliens, weapons, and spacecrafts with active play and crafts. Learn lightsaber choreography from the movies and battle friends. Then, use the green-screen to act out Star Wars scenes dressed-up as your favorite character.
     

    Super Heroes

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a week of super‑hero fun! This camp gets off the ground as campers create their own super-hero character with super powers and a cool super costume! Campers will discuss fictional super heroes, discover why they love them, and then become super heroes to our community. Through writing get-well notes to children in the hospital, making special treats for our friends in a nursing home, designing cards for troops overseas, and much more, campers will learn how they can be true super heroes to those around them. In addition, local super heroes (such as a police officer) will come visit camp during the week. Don’t miss this week of heartfelt activities your child will never forget!
     

    Week 8

    Beach Art

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Imagine you’re at the beach...! If you’re not at the beach this week, these fun art activities are the next best thing! Artists will create a sandcastle, paint a self-portrait, create a sea creature sculpture, and more! The week will end with water play and splatter painting, so wear a swimsuit!
     

    Bee-Bots

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Bee-Bots are robots that can be programmed with 40 commands for directional movement. These little guys are great fun to play with and teach many concepts along with basic programming. Campers will learn how to program the Bee-Bots, then they will complete challenges with them and let their Bee-Bots compete! Math computation practice is hidden in programming, so learning is fun!
     

    Cheerleading Mini-Cavs

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    Get ready for some CCES spirit with the Varsity Cheerleaders! Each day is filled with cheering, dancing, tumbling, stunts, jumps, crafts, and more. Participants will learn all the popular cheers used by CCES. On Friday, campers host an indoor pep rally for friends and family. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     

    Fashionista

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Laura Harling, CCES Upper School Administrative Assistant
    This week explores everything fashion. From how to put together an outfit, to how to accessorize it, this week will teach campers all the skills they need to look their best! Throughout the week guests representing popular clothing lines will join us to teach about color and pattern mixing do’s and don’ts. Campers will even make their own jewelry! Friday will bring a fun fashion show where campers wear bold outfits they put together on their own.
     

    Martial Arts

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    Nerf Battles

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Princess Tea Party

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Here ye Here ye…By order of the Queen all little maidens are invited to a princess tea party. Come each day and discover the world of a proper English Tea. Campers will learn about different kinds of teas, proper tea etiquette, how to make yummy, traditional, tea-time snacks, and create several crafts to decorate the tea experience throughout the week. On Friday, come dressed as your favorite princess for a royal tea experience.
     

    Spy Kids

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $180
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Create a fake ID and join us on a week of sleuthing. We will be learning detective skills as we make an undercover book to hide our secrets, dust for fingerprints, navigate through an obstacle course, send messages in invisible ink, and much more. If you like gathering clues and solving mysteries, this is the camp for you!
     

    Beach Art

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Imagine you’re at the beach...! If you’re not at the beach this week, these fun art activities are the next best thing! Artists will create a sandcastle, paint a self-portrait, create a sea creature sculpture, and more! The week will end with water play and splatter painting, so wear a swimsuit!
     

    Green Screen Adventures

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Students in this camp will get to star in their very own short films, using green screen technology to provide the setting! This camp will utilize the facilities in the Upper School that are used for Graphic Design and Filmmaking. Campers will create their own stories, put together their own costumes, and perform with their friends. Students will not be asked to edit the videos — they will be provided by the instructor at the end of the camp.
     

    Martial Arts

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Pinterest Party!

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Laura Harling, CCES Upper School Administrative Assistant
    Have you ever seen those awesome and fun looking projects and crafts on Pinterest and wanted to do them, but Mom would not let you? Well, now you get to spend a week doing just that!
    Campers will make some of the fun and exciting projects that are shown on Pinterest such as making picture frames, t-shirts, pillow cases, bookmarks and so much more! Make sure to wear clothes that are okay to get messy as camp will make lots of fun messes!
     

    The Greatest Showman

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    A week long session of dancing to your favorite songs from The Greatest Showman. This musical theatre camp is perfect for those that just need to move! “A Million Dreams,” “This is Me,” and “The Greatest Show” will have you groovin’ all week long. Each day will be accompanied by a craft to use in the dances. An informal showcase is held at the end of the week for all parents to view what the campers learned. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Yoga

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $170
    Coaches: Laura Mahony, High School English Teacher, and Jennifer Francis, Certified Yoga Instructor
    This refreshing week is all about the Zen. Campers will learn Yoga poses and do Yoga each day to improve flexibility, balance, and core strength. Daily themes that complement the pose names will keep the journey exciting! Many crafts to enhance the Yoga atmosphere will be created and will focus on techniques to relax, stay focused, and be more centered. Creations like mandalas and meditation bracelets, along with quotation rock gardens, and magic Zen jars will be brought home daily. Participants should bring a Yoga mat and wear comfortable, form-fitting clothes for ease of movement.
     

    Week 9

    The Great Playground Hunt

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $245
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week searches for the best playgrounds in Greenville! In the mornings, campers will explore outdoor playgrounds (a different one each day) and, in the afternoon, explore indoor playgrounds (such as Frankie’s Fun House and The Fun Gym). Campers can compare playgrounds and find the best one to fit their style of play, from places to climb, to fields to run through, we will explore them all!
     

    Breakfast for Dinner!

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Everyone loves breakfast for dinner! Come learn these simple, hearty meals that bring warmth to any table. Campers learn how to make omelets, pancakes, muffins, biscuits, overnight oatmeal, toast, and even homemade butter! This fun week focuses on safety in the kitchen as participants do use the stove and oven. Plus, they learn basic kitchen techniques like measuring, mixing, and timing in food prep.
     

    Breakout EDU

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Love escape rooms, mysteries, solving puzzles, and finding clues? Using a blend of digital and physical breakouts, this week is all about solving the puzzle! Campers use clues to solve riddles and unlock a series of boxes to complete physical breakouts. They also use provided iPads to solve digital breakouts with digital clues and locks. With teacher guidance, small group teams will strengthen their communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking skills while completing two breakout challenges each day. Our summer breakouts are highly engaging and encourage participation from every camper!
     

    Candy Making

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service and Experiential Learning, and Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    Come live out Willy Wonka candy-creating fantasies! Campers learn how to cook with sugar and create kid-friendly, mouth-watering candies each day. Participants make colorful hard candies, chocolate creations, snack bars and more. All chefs sample their creations in class and take some home to share in adorable containers they craft. A recipe book is created, so campers can recreate their confections again and again.
     

    Jump Start 2nd Grade

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 • $175
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Get a head start on the school year with activities guaranteed to give your child the skills needed to jump into second grade with confidence! Math games that build number sense and knowledge of math facts will turn kids on to math and have them begging to play some more! Phonetic understanding will be enhanced with word games, while a love of reading will be nurtured through read-aloud books and shared reading. Get your child off to the right start and have him or her excited to jump back into the school year!
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Science Explorers

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Join in the hands-on science fun! Campers interested in the sun, wind, electricity, insects, plants, or water should come and experiment as camp explores a smorgasbord of science fun. Every day will be filled with age-appropriate experiments and activities to create take-home items! Handouts for each science skill will be sent home daily for sharing with family and friends.
     

    Construction Kids

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Building abounds in this engineering week! Campers will love to create structures with blocks, Legos, boxes, and PE equipment. They will have competitions and challenges to build the biggest structure, the strongest, the tallest, etc. So, grab your hard-hat and creative ideas for the building bonanza!
     

    Etiquette

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Teri Block, Cotillion Director
    Join a manners expert for an incredible journey through politeness. Campers will experience hands-on lessons in basic table manners, birthday party etiquette, introductions, appearances, sports etiquette, and basic manners in the home. Key learnings will be reinforced with games and songs and a line dance will be taught. Our mascot, “Picasso the Polite Elephant” will assist our students with some of our instruction, as we identify “Wonderful Words” such as, ‘please,’ ‘thank you,’ ‘yes ma’am,’ ‘no thank you,’ ‘excuse me’ and ‘may I.’
     

    LEGO Wedo Robotics PC Edition

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This exciting week is robotics for younger campers. Using the Wedo system, campers will build multiple machines and then program them to move. Each day will bring a new challenge with building fun and computer programing. At the end of the week, campers can free play with kits and build with their imaginations and new skills! All kits and laptops are provided.
     

    Making Magic!

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Ladies and Gentlemen, join The Great Mrs. Burger in a week of magic adventures! Campers will learn numerous tricks to excite their audience and explore props to help the tricks work. They will also learn how to have pizzazz when completing a trick to make the showmanship more exciting. There will also be a guest magician and balloon twister extraordinaire joining the fun!
     

    Week 10

    The Best of Summer

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $245
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Summer is almost over, but it won’t feel like it this week! The entire week will be spent doing the things campers love best about summer — such as water games, outdoor fun, and crafts. There will be some summer cooking as campers make ice cream and have a traditional cookout. Campers can suggest and vote on activities to fill out the week and truly spend time doing their favorite summer activities (capture the flag anyone?). Campers will also venture off campus to bowl, to decorate cupcakes, and to jump at Pump It Up.
     

    Chinese Culture Arts

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Come explore Chinese culture through art. Learn about traditions, ceremonies, simple terms, and create lovely pieces at the same time! Campers create cut works of art, such as lanterns and characters. They learn how to paint traditional calligraphy and animals. Artists also learn special folding techniques to make origami and kites. Participants even play traditional children’s games, such as Chinese chess, Chinese checkers, and Feather Kick Shuttlecock. Don’t miss this beautiful week of culture study!
     

    Jump Start 2nd Grade

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 • $175
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Get a head start on the school year with activities guaranteed to give your child the skills needed to jump into second grade with confidence! Math games that build number sense and knowledge of math facts will turn kids on to math and have them begging to play some more! Phonetic understanding will be enhanced with word games, while a love of reading will be nurtured through read-aloud books and shared reading. Get your child off to the right start and have him or her excited to jump back into the school year!
     

    Move, Play, Sing

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Joy Hughes, CCES Lower School Music Teacher
    Movement and music go hand in hand. In this camp, participants will find the connections between music, movement, and play. Campers will sing songs, play games, learn rhymes, and play percussion instruments. Creative movement can be based on stories, sounds, poems, and musical inspiration. Campers will have time to explore and develop their own creativity, to work with others, and to share with the group!
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Ceramics

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Brent Roberts, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Join in the fun of creating with clay! Participants will create a variety of functional and sculptural pieces while learning and practicing various clay forming and decorating techniques. Since all pieces will be kiln-fired, some will not come home during the week, but will be picked up at a later date after the final firing.
     

    Cursive Writing & Other Lettering

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $175
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Improve cursive writing with practice, practice, practice! Students will learn the proper ways to form letters using the danelion system. They will learn proper pencil holding. To make the class more fun, participants will also learn how to form large, fun letterings, like bubble letters, for posters and other school projects.
     

    Pet Care

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.
     

    Week 11

    Day Trippers II

    August 12 – 16 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Got the end-of-summer doldrums? Then join us for an exciting week and visit all the hot spots! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, have a blast at Gattitown, explore Lake Conestee Nature Park, let out energy jumping at Pump It Up, and enjoy bowling with their friends! Don’t miss a day of sizzlin’ summer fun!
     
     
  • 3rd Grade

    Week 1

    Day Trippers I

    June 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Don’t want to be stuck indoors all summer? You don’t have to!
    Join the fun and go somewhere different every day! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, enjoy trampolines and obstacle courses at Big Air, hike at Lake Conestee Nature Park, climb to their heart’s content at Frankie’s Fun Park’s Fun House, and explore Roper Mountain Science Center!
     

    Week 2

    Art in the Great Outdoors

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be inspired by the beauty of nature! Campers will travel with sketchbooks in hand, using an artist’s eye on field trips to Lake Conestee Nature Park and look carefully at the beauty around us! Wonderful parts of nature including weather, plants, and animals, up close or from a distance, will be the subjects for expressing observations and impressions through drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography.
     

    Baseball Mini-Cavs

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Aaron Whited, CCES JV Baseball Coach  
    Players will learn basic baseball skills such as throwing, catching, and hitting. They will also learn positions and practice playing at many of them to see which one they enjoy. Fundamentals will be the focus to improve skills they already possess and build new strengths. Campers are divided by age and skill level as necessary. Campers should bring a glove but bats are supplied.
     

    Kitchen Chemistry

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    The kitchen is an awesome place to have fun with science experiments. Campers will use simple, safe household ingredients to explore engaging science concepts. Campers will make, bake, cook, experiment, and participate in multiple sensory activities. The colorful, messy, and sometimes gooey results will spark interest and challenge their thinking. The best part is campers will have a blast while learning!
     

    Sports Sampler

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Love to play games and sports? Then join this exciting sports camp that lets campers participate in a variety of sports and games all week! Soccer, basketball, flag football, tennis, Frisbee golf, lacrosse (non-contact), and gym games are just a few of the fun sports explored. Each day consists of multiple activities. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment and balls if they would like. A daily schedule of sports covered will be emailed the week before camp so participants know what days to bring what equipment (optional to bring equipment).
     

    Tennis

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $155
    Coach: Laura Huguley, CCES Primer Teacher and tennis enthusiast, and Megan Taylor, CCES Grade 3 Assistant
    This camp is great for beginners and lower intermediates who want to learn the basics of tennis. Campers will learn skills such as the forehand, backhand, volley, and serve. The fundamentals of scoring and match play will be taught. Skills and footwork will improve through fun games and activities using special beginner balls. There may even be some water games! Participants will play in the gym and on the courts. After the first day, players will be divided by age and skill for maximum skill development.
     

    Track and Field

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Ali Raffensperger, CCES Second Grade Teacher and former college track competitor
    Calling all those interested in the unique offerings of track and field! In this sampler course, campers will explore and practice a different event each day. There will be running events, such as sprints, hurdles, and relays. There will be throwing events, such as discus and shot put. There will be jumping events, such as long jump, high jump, and triple jump. Athletes will sample each event and learn about the techniques to succeed at each.  
     

    Art Adventures

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Join this amazing tour around Greenville to see great art and make some of your own! Students will visit an artist’s studio, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and other sites. The tour will also include downtown and Falls Park for sketching landmarks and landscapes.
     

    Art Around the World

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Have you always wanted to travel the world? During this week you can! Campers will make art inspired by different cultures and countries around the world, such as Pinatas, Chinese Lanterns, Japanese Kokeshi Dolls, and Native American Dream Catchers. Places explored will include those in Asia, Africa, South America, and more!
     

    Fencing Beginner

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.
     

    PE Sports and Games

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Calling all those who love PE class! Join this awesome week of PE games using all the cool equipment kids love, like floor scooters! Campers will spend the entire week playing everyone’s favorite PE games. Don’t miss out on Jollyball, Bomb the Pins, Sink the Ship, scooters, parachute games, Fire Engine, Asteroids, and much more! Whether they play inside or outside, participants will work up a sweat while having a blast.
     

    Pet Care

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.
     

    Tents, Teepees, & Other Indoor Hideouts

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    A secret hideout, a special hidey-hole, a private place for a sleepover, or a comfy reading nook is what campers will learn to create this week. Using simple materials and “tricks of the trade,” kids will have fun imagining their own get-away spot to create in their home without taking up an entire room. Bring a flashlight if you can, and adults are not allowed in this camp!
     

    Week 3

    Drones & Other Flying Things

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Coach: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Want to fly a drone? Well you’ll get to as you encounter the world of things that fly. Each day you’ll have the chance to improve your drone flying skills as we learn basic skills that will lead to precision landings and drone races! We’ll also see how design affects paper airplane flight, launch model rockets and fly kites. Other items we’ll be using include frisbees, straw rockets, balloon rockets and learning how to play with a Fox Tail. Don’t miss out on this hands-on, interactive camp where the sky is the limit!
     

    Fairy Garden

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This whimsical week is full of fairies. Participants will create a lovely fairy container garden to bring the fairy blessings. The fairy garden will have a fairy house, with a path, stepping stones, and other magical elements. The containers can be placed anywhere to enjoy at home. This beautiful week will be one to remember.
     

    Football

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Tommy Bobo, CCES Assistant Varsity Football Coach, and CCES Varsity Football Players
    Come get your game on! Players will complete age-appropriate exercises, activities, and competitive games designed to improve their agility, ball handling, throwing, and catching skills. Coaches will work individually and in group settings to increase campers’ confidence and knowledge of the game in a fun, active learning environment. Campers will compete against one another in drills and games, but will be divided by age, size, and experience as needed. Camp includes an exciting football skills combine competition to see who is the most accurate passer, has the strongest arm, and is the fastest 40-yard dasher. Camp will be low contact with flag or tag football only, so pads and helmets are not needed. The last day will feature a fun scrimmage for parents to come watch, and the cheerleading camp will join to practice their skills, too.    
     

    Mosaics

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Campers will create incredible pieces using glass, purler beads, and other materials in a mosaic design. These pieces will last for years to come and can be used to decorate a garden, like a tiled pot, or a bedroom with a beautiful wall hanging piece.
     

    Nerf Battles

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Roller Time Skating

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. Campers will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a pin cushion, a fun throw pillow, and a draw-string bag. All campers need to bring is 1 yard of quilting fabric and 3 yards of matching ribbon for the draw-string bag. We will provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!
     

    Skateboarding

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Coach: Cumi Ikeda, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and skateboard instructor
    Calling all aspiring skaters! In this beginner camp, participants will practice how to (correctly) stand on a board, push, tic tac, kickturn, and, if they’re up for it, ollie. Sessions will be a combination of skateboarding, studying skate videos, and learning skate terminology. Campers are required to bring and wear their own helmets and encouraged to have additional safety equipment. Skateboards are provided. All skating will occur on the CCES campus, away from any traffic.
     

    Un Poco Loco Taco

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Spanish Teacher
    Do you love eating at Mexican restaurants? This is a week of learning to make several different kinds of tacos using traditional and maybe a few non-traditional ingredients. No spicy stuff but be prepared to try new things! Campers will learn age-appropriate kitchen skills, including cutting and chopping safely, measuring, washing produce, boiling and mashing, planning a meal and cleaning up when we’re finished. The week ends with a Friday Fiesta! OLE!
     

    Basketball Intermediate

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Kimberly Morgan, CCES Middle School PE Teacher
    This camp is for beginners or those with some experience. Basic basketball skills are developed, including passing, dribbling, shooting, and team-building plays. Participants work on individual skills and team skills through a variety of drills, small games, and competitions. Campers are divided by skill level as needed.
     

    Beginner Coding

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy, new concept is fun and practical. Using applications such as Tynker, Scratch, and more, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem-solving techniques learned to design will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.
     

    Christmas in June

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    If Christmas is your favorite holiday, then join us! Spend the week making different Christmas crafts, from gingerbread houses to ugly Christmas sweaters. There will be traditional crafts mixed in with silly fun like Christmas themed Minute to Win it games and, of course, hot chocolate! The week ends with a Christmas PJ party and some caroling. Campers should bring a sweater to decorate. All other supplies are provided.
     

    Edible Science

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Campers will love this experimental camp! Using only “chemicals” that can be eaten, campers will learn about science concepts using experimentation. Have you ever seen elephant toothpaste? Or turned beets into acid/base indicators? How about learned the states of matter using ice cream and lip balm? After this week, you can say you have!
     

    Nerf Battles

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Roller Time Skating

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Slime Squad

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Obsessed with slime? Join the Slime Squad as we create our own batches of unusual gooey, slippery, and slimy fun! Become a chemist and concoct glow-in-the-dark slime, color changing slime, shimmery slime, and more! Not only will we be elbow deep in goop all week long, but we will learn about what slime is, learn about slime molds, and explore where slime occurs naturally in nature. Don’t miss this opportunity to create, squish, and squeeze slime to your hearts delight!
     

    Week 4

    Cartooning

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Love to doodle and create characters? Then join this creative camp where participants learn different cartooning styles. Campers will have all the supplies they need to make flip books, draw super heroes, Pokémon and retro characters. Using different cartoon artists’ styles, they will learn simple ways to create background, speech bubbles and a finished cartoon panel.
     

    Fencing Beginner

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.
     

    Flag Football

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Join the huddle and have a blast as we play flag football! Campers will learn skills, positions, tactics, and strategies while having fun in this safe, no-tackle, low-contact football camp. Daily activities include skill games, where everyone practices with a ball, and head-to-head team games in a season-like format. Come join the camp where everyone gets a chance to be the quarterback in every game.
     

    Fort Building

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This week of fort construction is nothing but summer fun! Campers will use a variety of materials, such as gigantic boxes, Makedo parts, creative embellishments, and a smorgasbord of craft materials. Campers will make life-size forts and model forts to accomplish daily challenges.
     

    Garden Art

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $195
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Display your art outside! Participants will create lots of amazing work the whole family can enjoy, including a mosaic wall hanging, a planter, wind chime, fairy garden sculpture, and more! Don’t miss the fun of creating beautiful art for your garden!
     

    Nature & Namaste

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Coach: Kimberly Morgan, CCES Middle School PE Teacher
    Spend five days enjoying a blend of yoga and hiking local trails. Two of the days, campers will stay at school and experience the benefits of yoga by gaining greater flexibility and strength, while having fun. They will create many yoga inspired crafts for boys and girls. Two other days campers will enjoy the best that nature can “serve up” when we travel by CCES mini-bus to take beautiful, short day-hikes. Hiking locations will include Lake Conestee and Paris Mountain. The final day will be a field trip to Southern Om for a yoga lesson campers will love. Campers need to bring a yoga mat, wear comfortable clothing and shoes for hiking, and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.
     

    Open Hearts: Service Learning

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Safari Sculpture

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Come on an artistic safari! In this camp, students will create some of their favorite animals using paper mache. Campers will learn proper paper mache techniques and then will make wearable masks and create functional “piggy banks.” Students are sure to go wild!
     

    Tumbling

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Learn the basics and foundations of rhythmic gymnastics and tumbling with rolls, cartwheels, handstands, and back bends! Campers will love creating floor routines and perfecting their moves in this beginner class. Simple rhythmic props, like hoops and ribbons, are incorporated. Participants work on skills, based on their age and gross motor development, to include balance, skipping, hopping, and moving around in the space. On Friday, parents are invited to watch the routine created by campers. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Ultimate Sleepover

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Teacher
    What’s better than a sleepover? NOTHING! Wear your pajamas EVERYDAY, bring your sleeping bag and pillow to use for the week, and join us for a one-of-a-kind camp that you won’t forget! Through crafts, like making pillowcases and friendship bracelets, activities like doing make-up and painting nails, and silliness like singing karaoke and dancing the morning away, this camp is one you won’t want to miss! Girls only.
     

    Unicorns

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Who doesn’t love magical Unicorns? Come and spend a week of everything Unicorns and Rainbows. Campers will learn fun facts about the mythical creatures, have fun creating all kinds of Unicorn crafts including our own head pieces and create special Unicorn inspired snacks. It’s a week sure to fill campers with magical fun.  
     

    Wrestling

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!
     

    Avengers

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    Like super heroes? Want to be one? Come explore the Marvel super hero characters. Campers learn about the many characters, play their games, and do some crafts that they might do. Plus, we’ll put their super powers to the test to see how we measure up. Do you have it in you? Come find out!
     

    Cake Pops & Popsicles

    June 24 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    It’s the summer of Pop! In the mood for something cute and sweet? Then join us to make fun summer treats that help beat the heat! Campers create and enjoy several different types of refreshing popsicles as well as bake and decorate lots of adorable cake pops. Throughout the week chefs learn how to mix, measure, chop, melt, decorate, and much more. Roll up your sleeves and come pop ‘til you drop!
     

    Recycling Makerspace

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Water bottle animals? Mazes? Plastic flowers? Yes, yes, and yes! Problem-solving skills and creativity abound in this trendy camp where campers decide how to repurpose items. Campers will use their imaginations to create cool crafts and useful objects. Each day brings a design challenge and time to work on a project of the camper’s choice, and perhaps a collaborative group project! Participants should bring recycled items throughout the week to add to the provided materials.
     

    Tie Dye Creations

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This classic summer project allows participants to have fun while safely experimenting with dye on different materials. Campers create something new each day using different tie dye techniques. They finish the week with wearable items and unique creations and even a couple of edible surprises!
     

    Week 5

    Summer Fun Sampler

    July 1 – 5 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $195 (no Thursday)
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is all about summer excitement! Each day will bring our favorite summer activities. From water fun to movies, capture-the-flag to flashlight tag, and making ice cream to grilling out, this week is about all the awesome things only a summer can bring. Through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities with crafts and games, campers will cruise through this week like a convertible with the top down on the best day in July!
     

    Week 6

    Basketball Mini-Cavs

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Participants will play games that teach basic basketball skills such as passing, dribbling, shooting, and positions. Players will work on fundamentals while improving skills they already possess. Campers are divided by age and skill level as necessary.
     

    Baton Twirling

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Coach: Julianne Foster, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and two-time Parade Corp National Champion
    New this year, Baton Twirling will teach campers the basics of marching; including form, technique, and timing. There will also be instruction in basic twirls, rolls and steps which will be put together for a short, fun and upbeat routine. The week will end with the campers marching in their very own parade around the CCES campus. Each camper will receive a new Star Line “Starlet” baton to take home each day and keep at the end of the week.
     
     

    Franken Figures

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you have a strong imagination and love to try new things? Then join this unique art camp! This week campers create their own hybrid animals by disassembling old stuffed animals and use the parts to create a sculpture of something entirely new. Picture the Simpsonville Smooney, but your own creation.
     

    FUNdamentals of Art

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come practice the basics! FUNdamentals of art will include drawing, painting, sculpture, stitchery, and weaving, and lots of fun in expressing ideas in new ways. Techniques will be a focus of this camp, so come enjoy getting back to basics.
     

    Lacrosse Coed

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $155
    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players. Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys.
     

    Lego Ninjago

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, Elementary School Teacher
    Calling all ninjas in training! Come battle in a Ninjago adventure! Garmadon attacks Ninjago regularly and his brick-smashing rampages are so bad that we need to create mechs and weapons to save the city from evil destruction. Become a master brick-builder and build Lego cities where the battles will rage. Role play battles with homemade cardboard swords and spears. Bring your imagination and warrior spirit to find your inner “piece.”
     

    Minecraft P.E.

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Come join the Minecraft adventure! This interactive camp allows campers to build their own world, visit others’ worlds, and battle other campers on iPads in Minecraft Pocket Edition. Beyond building on the iPad, campers will create cool 3-D crafts and weaponry in the Minecraft style. iPads with Minecraft Pocket Edition will be provided; campers may bring their own iPads with the Minecraft Pocket Edition app already installed.
     

    Roller Time Skating Advanced

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Calling all skaters! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches advanced techniques and is only for those with skating experience. Skaters will learn how to do a spiral, shoot the duck backwards, complete multiple jumps using only one foot to land, execute various spins, and learn several footwork combination moves. On Friday, parents may attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Star Wars Jedi Training

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Kristi Byers, CCES Middle School Teacher
    The Force is alive in this amazing week full of galactic adventures! Aspiring Jedi will train their minds with Star Wars Trivia and other mind games, and they will train their reflexes with mock battles. They will make lightsabers to battle with along with other weapons of their choosing. In addition to the mind and body training, participants will explore the characters, aliens, and spacecrafts of all the Star Wars films.
     

    T-shirt Quilt

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    This week campers will create a one-of-a-kind quilt. Please bring in 20 of your favorite, old shirts, each able to yield a 12 x12 cut square, and a twin size sheet. Campers learn how to make squares and then sew them all together. By the end of the week you’ll have a keepsake quilt! Beginner sewers are welcome. Please bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper and needles if you have one. All other materials are provided, including sewing machines. Campers may bring their own machine if they prefer.
     

    Cheerleading Mini-Cavs

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    Get ready for some CCES spirit with the Varsity Cheerleaders! Each day is filled with cheering, dancing, tumbling, stunts, jumps, crafts, and more. Participants will learn all the popular cheers used by CCES. On Friday, campers host an indoor pep rally for friends and family. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     

    Circuit Inventions

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $210
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Join us to create simple circuits and experiment with electricity! This camp focuses on exploration, creativity, problem solving, and hands-on learning. Learn about electricity through the use of LEDs, copper tape, copper wire, and batteries to create fully functional circuits. Campers will build fun experiments, like a light powered by lemons, a circuit bug, and will even be able to build a circuit to light up their own creative design. Campers will also get to use Snap Circuits boards to learn more about creating various types of circuits. Come join us for an electrifying experience!
     

    Dance Fusion

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Come dance to fun music in a dance sampler course. Campers will develop skills in 3 styles of dance: Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Jazz. Dancers will learn a dance in each style and create their own routines, while building confidence and passion for dance. On Friday, there will be an informal showcase for parents to see the campers’ talents! Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    LEGO Wedo Robotics PC Edition

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This exciting week is robotics for younger campers. Using the Wedo system, campers will build multiple machines and then program them to move. Each day will bring a new challenge with building fun and computer programing. At the end of the week, campers can free play with kits and build with their imaginations and new skills! All kits and laptops are provided.
     

    Roller Time Skating

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    So Dramatic!

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This camp is an exciting introduction to acting. Campers will learn techniques needed to perform in a production, such as voice, projection, and stage presence. Actors will study costume design, stage make-up, and set creation. They will learn how to audition for parts, rehearse songs, practice lines and blocking, and how to get rid of the jitters! All are welcome, regardless of prior theater experience.  
     

    STEAM Art

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Full STEAM Ahead— through drawing, painting, sculpture, and construction, campers will create a mobile, a robot, tessellations, and more! Come join us to learn how art, science, engineering, math, and technology are connected!
     

    Week 7

    Acting 101

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Instructor: Anne Tromsness, Fine Arts Center and ARMES Drama Instructor
    This exciting camp explores everything acting! Through silly games and pretending, campers learn to express themselves. Campers learn how to speak clearly with a stage voice and how to show emotions through expressions and body language. They even explore some behind-the-scenes aspects of acting, such as how stage makeup works, how stories work on stage, and how to perform on stage. Don’t miss this incredible week of acting activities!
     

    Backyard Games

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    3-2-1-GO! In this camp, the more, the merrier, as we play games designed for a crowd! Every game is perfect to take home and play with the entire neighborhood. In teams or solo, campers will enjoy playing classics like capture the flag, all forms of tag, water balloon challenges, and hide and seek style games. Campers will learn new games like the blind-fold team challenge, hula hoop race, and creative relay races. With an emphasis on strategy and team work, this week is going to be a blast with everyone going home a champion at the 2019 Backyard Games!
     

    Cake Decorating Beginner

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and come cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Come create treats fit for any party! Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.
     

    Cardboard Creations

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Suzie Kilian, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Imagination is a wonderful thing and this week lets your imagination run wild. Using cardboard pieces, participants will create amazing art. From a 3-D wall hanging to pieces you can play in, the possibilities of what to create are endless. Some challenges of creation and guided pieces will also be included.
     

    Decades Dance Party

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Coach: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    From Doo-Wop to Disco to the DAB! Explore the dances, music, outfits, and games of the decades. Participants will explore the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, with one WILD CARD decade. Get ready for poodle skirts, iron on patches and leg warmers! Come get your groove and game on!
     

    Dodgeball

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball‑style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.
     

    Fencing Intermediate

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $210
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    This is for campers with some previous fencing experience. All safety equipment and swords are provided. Participants will progress to electronic scoring bouts throughout the week. An advanced sword, an electric foil, is used to improve techniques, tactics, postures, and proper thrusts. We will use the techniques covered in beginner and intermediate fencing together to fence Olympic style matches.
     

    LEGO Wedo Robotics iPad Edition

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    This exciting week is robotics for younger campers and uses different kits from the other Lego Wedo Robotics camps in the summer. Using the Wedo systems, campers will build a machine, then program the machine to move using coding techniques. Needed iPads are provided. Campers will love the building and programming challenges each day and can even invent their own designs.
     

    Pokémon Fun

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join Pikachu and his friends in a week of fun! Learn the basics of battling with the trading cards and compete throughout the week to earn some free packs of your own. Campers will also spend the week designing their own cards to use in battle, writing their own Pokémon adventure, and other Pokémon-related activities and games. Participants should bring their trading cards from home each day (some will be provided).
     

    Pop Art

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. –12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Paint a self-portrait, make a giant sculpture, and create art in the style of the artists of the 60’s, such as Andy Warhol, Claus Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein! You’ll make and take home some groovy art!!
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. Campers will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a pin cushion, a fun throw pillow, and a draw-string bag. All campers need to bring is 1 yard of quilting fabric and 3 yards of matching ribbon for the draw-string bag. We will provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!
     

    Soccer Intermediate

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Brent Roberts, CCES JV Boys Soccer Coach
    This coed camp is designed for beginner and experienced field players. The focus is on strengthening ball-handling skills, passing, set plays, and shooting techniques. Agility workouts, combined with skill drills, will promote movement on the ball and a soccer mindset. Each day includes small-sided matches. Players are divided up by skill level as needed for drills.
     

    American Girl Doll: A Stroll Thru Time

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    American Girl Dolls bring history to life, and this week is a fantastic trip through the lives and times of the American Girls.Campers bring their dolls each day and experience what life was like in colonial times, the Civil War era, and the roaring twenties. They will enjoy authentic foods, discuss clothing, create crafts, and compare the lifestyles experienced by the girls today. On Friday, there is an old-fashioned picnic where campers dress up as their favorite doll!
     

    Art Magic

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be amazed with art that moves, glows, reflects, and wiggles! Magical paintings, magic paper art, dream catchers, and wands are just a few of the creative things campers will make during a magical week! All new projects from last summer.
     

    Cake Decorating Beginner

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and come cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Come create treats fit for any party! Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.
     

    Dodgeball

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball‑style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.
     

    Magic Tree House

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Jack and Annie love to explore and go on adventures. Come join them as we travel to a different place each day. We will travel to Australia to learn how life is there and have a chance to see a real boomerang and a didgeridoo. While in Hawaii, we will have a Luau party. Then, it’s off to China to learn about Pandas and celebrate a Chinese New Year. The Rainforest is full of animals to learn about while visiting the Amazon. The week will end as we become Pirates searching for a treasure.
     

    Pokémon Strategies

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $195
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Pikachu calls you to come battle with him! Participants will learn and share advanced strategy for playing the game with trading cards and the new 3DS games. Campers will build their own gym and include it in a new region: what new Pokémon will the region contain? What new adventures await? After the week of competitive trading card game play, we will end with a tournament with prizes for the top performers. Campers should bring their cards from home each day (some will be provided).
     

    Tinkering

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    Taking machines apart and discovering how they work is exciting investigation! This week focuses on taking apart old appliances and machines such as VCRs, toasters, radios, etc., and seeing how the parts interconnect to make a working machine. Time will also be spent on tinkering or design challenges that allow campers to create something new with found parts! Campers are encouraged to bring in some old devices themselves, so a list of approved items will be sent home a few weeks before camp.
     

    Week 8

    Beach Art

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Imagine you’re at the beach...! If you’re not at the beach this week, these fun art activities are the next best thing! Artists will create a sandcastle, paint a self-portrait, create a sea creature sculpture, and more! The week will end with water play and splatter painting, so wear a swimsuit!
     

    Cheerleading Mini-Cavs

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    Get ready for some CCES spirit with the Varsity Cheerleaders! Each day is filled with cheering, dancing, tumbling, stunts, jumps, crafts, and more. Participants will learn all the popular cheers used by CCES. On Friday, campers host an indoor pep rally for friends and family. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     

    Fashionista

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Laura Harling, CCES Upper School Administrative Assistant
    This week explores everything fashion. From how to put together an outfit, to how to accessorize it, this week will teach campers all the skills they need to look their best! Throughout the week guests representing popular clothing lines will join us to teach about color and pattern mixing do’s and don’ts. Campers will even make their own jewelry! Friday will bring a fun fashion show where campers wear bold outfits they put together on their own.
     

    Guitar

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $220
    Instructor: Matt Dingledine, Professional Guitarist and Teacher
    Make it the summer of rock! Summertime is the perfect time to pick up the guitar and let the good times roll. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a guitar or use the guitars provided at no additional charge. Campers can choose to learn a song from a variety of their favorite bands, such as The Beatles, Taylor Swift, or Imagine Dragons. With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read guitar music, and play together as an ensemble. Just remember: “Add six strings to the summer sun, and you will have twice the fun!”
     

    Nerf Battles

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Open Hearts: Service Learning

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Advanced

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $220
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Sewers with some experience, through a past class or personal instruction, will love learning more advanced techniques. Campers will learn how to read a pattern, how to add a zipper, and how to use a variety of stitches on the machine. Participants will make a simple skirt with an elastic waistband, and a cross body bag with a zipper. Please bring 1 yard of quilting fabric and 1 yard of 3/8” wide elastic for the skirt. Bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper and needles, so you are familiar with your tools. All other supplies are provided. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own.
     

    Spy Kids

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $180
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Create a fake ID and join us on a week of sleuthing. We will be learning detective skills as we make an undercover book to hide our secrets, dust for fingerprints, navigate through an obstacle course, send messages in invisible ink, and much more. If you like gathering clues and solving mysteries, this is the camp for you!
     

    Volleyball

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Katie Touchton, CCES Varsity Volleyball Coach
    Open to beginners through advanced players, the group will be divided into small work groups based on skills and age. Players will improve their offensive and defensive skills through practice on individual technique. They will strengthen strategy skills through group drills and small-sided play. Campers will practice a variety of skills using drills, and they will play in matches to build technique and confidence throughout the week.
     

    Advanced Coding

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This camp is for those with some coding experience. Computer programmers will build on their knowledge to create more complex projects. Tynker and Scratch will be used along with other products, so that campers can build games they can play with outside of camp. Cool challenges and designs will be completed, along with learning techniques that can be used with school work in the future. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will have access to their online coding account from home after our week ends.
     

    Beach Art

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Imagine you’re at the beach...! If you’re not at the beach this week, these fun art activities are the next best thing! Artists will create a sandcastle, paint a self-portrait, create a sea creature sculpture, and more! The week will end with water play and splatter painting, so wear a swimsuit!
     

    Green Screen Adventures

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Students in this camp will get to star in their very own short films, using green screen technology to provide the setting! This camp will utilize the facilities in the Upper School that are used for Graphic Design and Filmmaking. Campers will create their own stories, put together their own costumes, and perform with their friends. Students will not be asked to edit the videos — they will be provided by the instructor at the end of the camp.
     

    Martial Arts

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    Paint Your Pet

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Create a priceless portrait of your pet! Before camp begins, parents should email the instructor an image of their pet, and students should also bring a printed out image of their pet. Throughout the week campers will learn how to draw and paint animal features. First will be a gray scale study, along with an investigation of how illustrators paint animals in different styles. Then, each camper will create a canvas pet portrait. Very good quality pictures of the face of the pet are best for this camp.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Pinterest Party!

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Laura Harling, CCES Upper School Administrative Assistant
    Have you ever seen those awesome and fun looking projects and crafts on Pinterest and wanted to do them, but Mom would not let you? Well, now you get to spend a week doing just that!
    Campers will make some of the fun and exciting projects that are shown on Pinterest such as making picture frames, t-shirts, pillow cases, bookmarks and so much more! Make sure to wear clothes that are okay to get messy as camp will make lots of fun messes!
     

    The Greatest Showman

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    A week long session of dancing to your favorite songs from The Greatest Showman. This musical theatre camp is perfect for those that just need to move! “A Million Dreams,” “This is Me,” and “The Greatest Show” will have you groovin’ all week long. Each day will be accompanied by a craft to use in the dances. An informal showcase is held at the end of the week for all parents to view what the campers learned. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Yoga

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $170
    Coaches: Laura Mahony, High School English Teacher, and Jennifer Francis, Certified Yoga Instructor
    This refreshing week is all about the Zen. Campers will learn Yoga poses and do Yoga each day to improve flexibility, balance, and core strength. Daily themes that complement the pose names will keep the journey exciting! Many crafts to enhance the Yoga atmosphere will be created and will focus on techniques to relax, stay focused, and be more centered. Creations like mandalas and meditation bracelets, along with quotation rock gardens, and magic Zen jars will be brought home daily. Participants should bring a Yoga mat and wear comfortable, form-fitting clothes for ease of movement.
     

    Week 9

    The Great Playground Hunt

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $245
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week searches for the best playgrounds in Greenville! In the mornings, campers will explore outdoor playgrounds (a different one each day) and, in the afternoon, explore indoor playgrounds (such as Frankie’s Fun House and The Fun Gym). Campers can compare playgrounds and find the best one to fit their style of play, from places to climb, to fields to run through, we will explore them all!
     

    Breakout EDU

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Love escape rooms, mysteries, solving puzzles, and finding clues? Using a blend of digital and physical breakouts, this week is all about solving the puzzle! Campers use clues to solve riddles and unlock a series of boxes to complete physical breakouts. They also use provided iPads to solve digital breakouts with digital clues and locks. With teacher guidance, small group teams will strengthen their communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking skills while completing two breakout challenges each day. Our summer breakouts are highly engaging and encourage participation from every camper!
     

    Candy Making

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service and Experiential Learning, and Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    Come live out Willy Wonka candy-creating fantasies! Campers learn how to cook with sugar and create kid-friendly, mouth-watering candies each day. Participants make colorful hard candies, chocolate creations, snack bars and more. All chefs sample their creations in class and take some home to share in adorable containers they craft. A recipe book is created, so campers can recreate their confections again and again.
     

    Jump Start 3rd Grade Math

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 • $175
    Instructor: Ashleigh Hambright, CCES Third Grade Teacher
    Be a “Digit Detective!” Campers will investigate connections with numbers as they build mathematical self-confidence through games and activities. They will review the many basic skills needed for third grade as they use problem solving to connect mathematical ideas. Concepts reinforced will include: math facts mastery, number sense, place value to the thousands, multiplication, geometry, and fractions. CCES uses the Math in Focus curriculum, an American version of the renowned Singapore Math Program.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Pop-Up Creations

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Pop-up books and cards are the focus of this camp, where campers craft special creations for a variety of occasions. Each camper will create a series of pop-up cards for birthdays, holidays, and other events, as well as a 4-page story book! Campers will use scissors, Exacto knives, and other cutting tools, so safety will be of the utmost importance. A variety of styles and techniques will be explored throughout the week.
     

    Spa Science

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Katherine Kramer, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Working in a science lab doesn’t always look like a Mad Scientist in a white lab coat! A Spa Science Lab looks like people about to pamper themselves! Come mix chemicals and conduct experiments in chemistry to make cleansing masks, foaming baths, oatmeal soaps, facials, and more. It smells lovely as campers mix sweet-smelling essential oils to experiment with perfumery. This is a fun way to encourage an interest in basic chemistry!
     

    Cake Decorating Advanced

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $180
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This camp is for those chefs who have completed Cake Decorating Beginner or for chefs with some baking/decorating experience. The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them using more advanced piping techniques. Campers learn how to create lovely icing shapes and figures to decorate cakes. They also learn how to display their creations on a beautiful tablescape. Each day, sweets are sampled in camp and taken home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.
     

    Etiquette

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Teri Block, Cotillion Director
    Join a manners expert for an incredible journey through politeness. Campers will experience hands-on lessons in basic table manners, birthday party etiquette, introductions, appearances, sports etiquette, and basic manners in the home. Key learnings will be reinforced with games and songs and a line dance will be taught. Our mascot, “Picasso the Polite Elephant” will assist our students with some of our instruction, as we identify “Wonderful Words” such as, ‘please,’ ‘thank you,’ ‘yes ma’am,’ ‘no thank you,’ ‘excuse me’ and ‘may I.’
     

    LEGO Wedo Robotics PC Edition

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This exciting week is robotics for younger campers. Using the Wedo system, campers will build multiple machines and then program them to move. Each day will bring a new challenge with building fun and computer programing. At the end of the week, campers can free play with kits and build with their imaginations and new skills! All kits and laptops are provided.
     

    Making Magic!

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Ladies and Gentlemen, join The Great Mrs. Burger in a week of magic adventures! Campers will learn numerous tricks to excite their audience and explore props to help the tricks work. They will also learn how to have pizzazz when completing a trick to make the showmanship more exciting. There will also be a guest magician and balloon twister extraordinaire joining the fun!
     

    Spa Science

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Katherine Kramer, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Working in a science lab doesn’t always look like a Mad Scientist in a white lab coat! A Spa Science Lab looks like people about to pamper themselves! Come mix chemicals and conduct experiments in chemistry to make cleansing masks, foaming baths, oatmeal soaps, facials, and more. It smells lovely as campers mix sweet-smelling essential oils to experiment with perfumery. This is a fun way to encourage an interest in basic chemistry!
     

    Week 10

    The Best of Summer

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $245
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Summer is almost over, but it won’t feel like it this week! The entire week will be spent doing the things campers love best about summer — such as water games, outdoor fun, and crafts. There will be some summer cooking as campers make ice cream and have a traditional cookout. Campers can suggest and vote on activities to fill out the week and truly spend time doing their favorite summer activities (capture the flag anyone?). Campers will also venture off campus to bowl, to decorate cupcakes, and to jump at Pump It Up.
     

    Ceramics

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Brent Roberts, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Join in the fun of creating with clay! Participants will create a variety of functional and sculptural pieces while learning and practicing various clay forming and decorating techniques. Since all pieces will be kiln-fired, some will not come home during the week, but will be picked up at a later date after the final firing.
     

    Chinese Culture Arts

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Come explore Chinese culture through art. Learn about traditions, ceremonies, simple terms, and create lovely pieces at the same time! Campers create cut works of art, such as lanterns and characters. They learn how to paint traditional calligraphy and animals. Artists also learn special folding techniques to make origami and kites. Participants even play traditional children’s games, such as Chinese chess, Chinese checkers, and Feather Kick Shuttlecock. Don’t miss this beautiful week of culture study!
     

    Jump Start 3rd Grade English

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 • $175
    Instructor: Ashleigh Hambright, CCES Third Grade Teacher
    Give your child the opportunity to strengthen reading and writing skills before third grade begins! Campers will review vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills while exploring the characterization and story elements of a short novel that they will get to keep at the end of the week. Word games, reader’s theater, and technology-based projects will be used during this week of learning and fun!
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Stop Motion Animation

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants create stop-motion videos individually and in group projects. All equipment is provided, such as iPads and laptops.
     

    Cursive Writing & Other Lettering

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $175
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Improve cursive writing with practice, practice, practice! Students will learn the proper ways to form letters using the danelion system. They will learn proper pencil holding. To make the class more fun, participants will also learn how to form large, fun letterings, like bubble letters, for posters and other school projects.
     

    Music Creation

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Joy Hughes, CCES Lower School Music Teacher
    Using provided iPads and a variety of apps, campers will blend technology and music to create fun sounds, manipulate rhythm, and experiment with instruments. Participants will explore pitch, tone, and patterns in music. They can write and record their own music and experiment with different types of notation and visualization. This exciting exploration of sound allows participants to create music in unique ways.
     

    Pet Care

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.
     

    Week 11

    Day Trippers II

    August 12 – 16 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Got the end-of-summer doldrums? Then join us for an exciting week and visit all the hot spots! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, have a blast at Gattitown, explore Lake Conestee Nature Park, let out energy jumping at Pump It Up, and enjoy bowling with their friends! Don’t miss a day of sizzlin’ summer fun!
     
     
  • 4th Grade

    Week 1

    Day Trippers I

    June 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Don’t want to be stuck indoors all summer? You don’t have to!
    Join the fun and go somewhere different every day! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, enjoy trampolines and obstacle courses at Big Air, hike at Lake Conestee Nature Park, climb to their heart’s content at Frankie’s Fun Park’s Fun House, and explore Roper Mountain Science Center!
     

    Week 2

    Art in the Great Outdoors

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be inspired by the beauty of nature! Campers will travel with sketchbooks in hand, using an artist’s eye on field trips to Lake Conestee Nature Park and look carefully at the beauty around us! Wonderful parts of nature including weather, plants, and animals, up close or from a distance, will be the subjects for expressing observations and impressions through drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography.
     

    Baseball Mini-Cavs

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Aaron Whited, CCES JV Baseball Coach  
    Players will learn basic baseball skills such as throwing, catching, and hitting. They will also learn positions and practice playing at many of them to see which one they enjoy. Fundamentals will be the focus to improve skills they already possess and build new strengths. Campers are divided by age and skill level as necessary. Campers should bring a glove but bats are supplied.
     

    Kitchen Chemistry

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    The kitchen is an awesome place to have fun with science experiments. Campers will use simple, safe household ingredients to explore engaging science concepts. Campers will make, bake, cook, experiment, and participate in multiple sensory activities. The colorful, messy, and sometimes gooey results will spark interest and challenge their thinking. The best part is campers will have a blast while learning!
     

    Sports Sampler

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Love to play games and sports? Then join this exciting sports camp that lets campers participate in a variety of sports and games all week! Soccer, basketball, flag football, tennis, Frisbee golf, lacrosse (non-contact), and gym games are just a few of the fun sports explored. Each day consists of multiple activities. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment and balls if they would like. A daily schedule of sports covered will be emailed the week before camp so participants know what days to bring what equipment (optional to bring equipment).
     

    Tennis

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $155
    Coach: Laura Huguley, CCES Primer Teacher and tennis enthusiast, and Megan Taylor, CCES Grade 3 Assistant
    This camp is great for beginners and lower intermediates who want to learn the basics of tennis. Campers will learn skills such as the forehand, backhand, volley, and serve. The fundamentals of scoring and match play will be taught. Skills and footwork will improve through fun games and activities using special beginner balls. There may even be some water games! Participants will play in the gym and on the courts. After the first day, players will be divided by age and skill for maximum skill development.
     

    Track and Field

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Ali Raffensperger, CCES Second Grade Teacher and former college track competitor
    Calling all those interested in the unique offerings of track and field! In this sampler course, campers will explore and practice a different event each day. There will be running events, such as sprints, hurdles, and relays. There will be throwing events, such as discus and shot put. There will be jumping events, such as long jump, high jump, and triple jump. Athletes will sample each event and learn about the techniques to succeed at each.  
     

    Woodworking I

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $210
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Come work in a live shop to build with wood! Participants use basic wood-working tools to include power items such as a drill press, miter saw, band saw and belt sander. Manual tools, such as hammers, nails, clamps, and sanders are also used. A wooden board game, birdhouse, and model car are built by hand! Because safety is the utmost priority in the camp, proper safety wear and precautions are mandatory each day.
     

    Art Adventures

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Join this amazing tour around Greenville to see great art and make some of your own! Students will visit an artist’s studio, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and other sites. The tour will also include downtown and Falls Park for sketching landmarks and landscapes.
     

    Art Around the World

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Have you always wanted to travel the world? During this week you can! Campers will make art inspired by different cultures and countries around the world, such as Pinatas, Chinese Lanterns, Japanese Kokeshi Dolls, and Native American Dream Catchers. Places explored will include those in Asia, Africa, South America, and more!
     

    Fencing Beginner

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.
     

    Girly Tween Fun

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $180
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Grab a friend (or make a new one!) and join us in some silly, crafty, girly fun! We will spend the week making trendy projects that are sure to be a hit! Projects will include making an essential oil diffuser bracelet, kawaii inspired succulent planter, personalized polymer clay necklace, adorable llama room decor, and a whimsical photo holder. In between crafting we will be playing silly games that will have us all giggling and enjoying each other’s company! Join us for a relaxing and fun time creating, chatting, and laughing! Girls only.
     

    PE Sports and Games

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Calling all those who love PE class! Join this awesome week of PE games using all the cool equipment kids love, like floor scooters! Campers will spend the entire week playing everyone’s favorite PE games. Don’t miss out on Jollyball, Bomb the Pins, Sink the Ship, scooters, parachute games, Fire Engine, Asteroids, and much more! Whether they play inside or outside, participants will work up a sweat while having a blast.
     

    Pet Care

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.
     

    Week 3

    Cheerleading Intermediate

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    This camp is for beginners and for those with some experience. Campers will learn all the popular CCES cheers along with dance routines and stunts. Working with Varsity cheerleaders, athletes will improve technique and voice to help lead the crowd! On Friday, participants will cheer at the football camp end-of-week game at Carson Stadium and perform at half-time. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     

    Drones & Other Flying Things

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Coach: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Want to fly a drone? Well you’ll get to as you encounter the world of things that fly. Each day you’ll have the chance to improve your drone flying skills as we learn basic skills that will lead to precision landings and drone races! We’ll also see how design affects paper airplane flight, launch model rockets and fly kites. Other items we’ll be using include frisbees, straw rockets, balloon rockets and learning how to play with a Fox Tail. Don’t miss out on this hands-on, interactive camp where the sky is the limit!
     

    Football

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Tommy Bobo, CCES Assistant Varsity Football Coach, and CCES Varsity Football Players
    Come get your game on! Players will complete age-appropriate exercises, activities, and competitive games designed to improve their agility, ball handling, throwing, and catching skills. Coaches will work individually and in group settings to increase campers’ confidence and knowledge of the game in a fun, active learning environment. Campers will compete against one another in drills and games, but will be divided by age, size, and experience as needed. Camp includes an exciting football skills combine competition to see who is the most accurate passer, has the strongest arm, and is the fastest 40-yard dasher. Camp will be low contact with flag or tag football only, so pads and helmets are not needed. The last day will feature a fun scrimmage for parents to come watch, and the cheerleading camp will join to practice their skills, too.    
     

    Mosaics

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Campers will create incredible pieces using glass, purler beads, and other materials in a mosaic design. These pieces will last for years to come and can be used to decorate a garden, like a tiled pot, or a bedroom with a beautiful wall hanging piece.
     

    Nerf Battles

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Roller Time Skating

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. Campers will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a pin cushion, a fun throw pillow, and a draw-string bag. All campers need to bring is 1 yard of quilting fabric and 3 yards of matching ribbon for the draw-string bag. We will provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!
     

    Skateboarding

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Coach: Cumi Ikeda, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and skateboard instructor
    Calling all aspiring skaters! In this beginner camp, participants will practice how to (correctly) stand on a board, push, tic tac, kickturn, and, if they’re up for it, ollie. Sessions will be a combination of skateboarding, studying skate videos, and learning skate terminology. Campers are required to bring and wear their own helmets and encouraged to have additional safety equipment. Skateboards are provided. All skating will occur on the CCES campus, away from any traffic.
     

    Un Poco Loco Taco

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Spanish Teacher
    Do you love eating at Mexican restaurants? This is a week of learning to make several different kinds of tacos using traditional and maybe a few non-traditional ingredients. No spicy stuff but be prepared to try new things! Campers will learn age-appropriate kitchen skills, including cutting and chopping safely, measuring, washing produce, boiling and mashing, planning a meal and cleaning up when we’re finished. The week ends with a Friday Fiesta! OLE!
     

    Basketball Intermediate

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Kimberly Morgan, CCES Middle School PE Teacher
    This camp is for beginners or those with some experience. Basic basketball skills are developed, including passing, dribbling, shooting, and team-building plays. Participants work on individual skills and team skills through a variety of drills, small games, and competitions. Campers are divided by skill level as needed.
     

    Beginner Coding

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy, new concept is fun and practical. Using applications such as Tynker, Scratch, and more, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem-solving techniques learned to design will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.
     

    Christmas in June

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    If Christmas is your favorite holiday, then join us! Spend the week making different Christmas crafts, from gingerbread houses to ugly Christmas sweaters. There will be traditional crafts mixed in with silly fun like Christmas themed Minute to Win it games and, of course, hot chocolate! The week ends with a Christmas PJ party and some caroling. Campers should bring a sweater to decorate. All other supplies are provided.
     

    Edible Science

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Campers will love this experimental camp! Using only “chemicals” that can be eaten, campers will learn about science concepts using experimentation. Have you ever seen elephant toothpaste? Or turned beets into acid/base indicators? How about learned the states of matter using ice cream and lip balm? After this week, you can say you have!
     

    Nerf Battles

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Roller Time Skating

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Slime Squad

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Obsessed with slime? Join the Slime Squad as we create our own batches of unusual gooey, slippery, and slimy fun! Become a chemist and concoct glow-in-the-dark slime, color changing slime, shimmery slime, and more! Not only will we be elbow deep in goop all week long, but we will learn about what slime is, learn about slime molds, and explore where slime occurs naturally in nature. Don’t miss this opportunity to create, squish, and squeeze slime to your hearts delight!
     

    Week 4

    Camp Comedy

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Do you love to deliver a good punch line? Love to create giggles? Then join this camp designed to develop comedic prowess. Using improv, performance, and writing exercises, campers will learn how to create comedy that highlights their personality and imagination. Campers will create original comedy individually and as a group in a variety of forms for a full week of learning and laughs.
     

    Cartooning

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Love to doodle and create characters? Then join this creative camp where participants learn different cartooning styles. Campers will have all the supplies they need to make flip books, draw super heroes, Pokémon and retro characters. Using different cartoon artists’ styles, they will learn simple ways to create background, speech bubbles and a finished cartoon panel.
     

    Disc Golf

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Nichole Daniels, Upper School Biology Teacher, and disc golf enthusiast
    Join this week of trendy fun! Using a permanent course on campus and setting up temporary courses to challenge participants as their skills grow, this week is full of excitement! Participants will learn about the different types of discs (putter, driver, etc.) and when to use them. They will also practice and perfect their tossing skills and how to land in the cages.
     

    Fencing Beginner

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.
     

    Flag Football

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Join the huddle and have a blast as we play flag football! Campers will learn skills, positions, tactics, and strategies while having fun in this safe, no-tackle, low-contact football camp. Daily activities include skill games, where everyone practices with a ball, and head-to-head team games in a season-like format. Come join the camp where everyone gets a chance to be the quarterback in every game.
     

    Fort Building

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This week of fort construction is nothing but summer fun! Campers will use a variety of materials, such as gigantic boxes, Makedo parts, creative embellishments, and a smorgasbord of craft materials. Campers will make life-size forts and model forts to accomplish daily challenges.
     

    Garden Art

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $195
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Display your art outside! Participants will create lots of amazing work the whole family can enjoy, including a mosaic wall hanging, a planter, wind chime, fairy garden sculpture, and more! Don’t miss the fun of creating beautiful art for your garden!
     

    Nature & Namaste

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Coach: Kimberly Morgan, CCES Middle School PE Teacher
    Spend five days enjoying a blend of yoga and hiking local trails. Two of the days, campers will stay at school and experience the benefits of yoga by gaining greater flexibility and strength, while having fun. They will create many yoga inspired crafts for boys and girls. Two other days campers will enjoy the best that nature can “serve up” when we travel by CCES mini-bus to take beautiful, short day-hikes. Hiking locations will include Lake Conestee and Paris Mountain. The final day will be a field trip to Southern Om for a yoga lesson campers will love. Campers need to bring a yoga mat, wear comfortable clothing and shoes for hiking, and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.
     

    Open Hearts: Service Learning

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Safari Sculpture

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Come on an artistic safari! In this camp, students will create some of their favorite animals using paper mache. Campers will learn proper paper mache techniques and then will make wearable masks and create functional “piggy banks.” Students are sure to go wild!
     

    Tumbling

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Learn the basics and foundations of rhythmic gymnastics and tumbling with rolls, cartwheels, handstands, and back bends! Campers will love creating floor routines and perfecting their moves in this beginner class. Simple rhythmic props, like hoops and ribbons, are incorporated. Participants work on skills, based on their age and gross motor development, to include balance, skipping, hopping, and moving around in the space. On Friday, parents are invited to watch the routine created by campers. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Ultimate Sleepover

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Teacher
    What’s better than a sleepover? NOTHING! Wear your pajamas EVERYDAY, bring your sleeping bag and pillow to use for the week, and join us for a one-of-a-kind camp that you won’t forget! Through crafts, like making pillowcases and friendship bracelets, activities like doing make-up and painting nails, and silliness like singing karaoke and dancing the morning away, this camp is one you won’t want to miss! Girls only.
     

    Unicorns

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Who doesn’t love magical Unicorns? Come and spend a week of everything Unicorns and Rainbows. Campers will learn fun facts about the mythical creatures, have fun creating all kinds of Unicorn crafts including our own head pieces and create special Unicorn inspired snacks. It’s a week sure to fill campers with magical fun.  
     

    Wrestling

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!
     

    Avengers

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    Like super heroes? Want to be one? Come explore the Marvel super hero characters. Campers learn about the many characters, play their games, and do some crafts that they might do. Plus, we’ll put their super powers to the test to see how we measure up. Do you have it in you? Come find out!
     

    Cake Pops & Popsicles

    June 24 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    It’s the summer of Pop! In the mood for something cute and sweet? Then join us to make fun summer treats that help beat the heat! Campers create and enjoy several different types of refreshing popsicles as well as bake and decorate lots of adorable cake pops. Throughout the week chefs learn how to mix, measure, chop, melt, decorate, and much more. Roll up your sleeves and come pop ‘til you drop!
     

    Harry Potter

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join us on the Hogwarts Express for a week full of wizardry and magic. Campers will make wands, study weird plants in herbology, make edible potions and spells, play Quidditch, make parchment and quills, and compete for their house. Enjoy endless trivia and the study of magical creatures! Those who love Harry Potter don’t want to miss this week of Hogwarts fun.
     

    Playwright: Page to Stage

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher, and published playwright
    This camp is for those who want to write plays and stories. Learn how to develop the parts of a play: the plot, the dialogue, the exposition, the conflict, the complications, and the climax. Campers are welcome to bring a piece of work to tweak or create a new concept this week. The overall goal of this camp is the creative process of developing a play and going from a thought in your head to words on the page.
     

    Recycling Makerspace

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Water bottle animals? Mazes? Plastic flowers? Yes, yes, and yes! Problem-solving skills and creativity abound in this trendy camp where campers decide how to repurpose items. Campers will use their imaginations to create cool crafts and useful objects. Each day brings a design challenge and time to work on a project of the camper’s choice, and perhaps a collaborative group project! Participants should bring recycled items throughout the week to add to the provided materials.
     

    Tie Dye Creations

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This classic summer project allows participants to have fun while safely experimenting with dye on different materials. Campers create something new each day using different tie dye techniques. They finish the week with wearable items and unique creations and even a couple of edible surprises!
     

    Week 5

    Summer Fun Sampler

    July 1 – 5 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $195 (no Thursday)
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is all about summer excitement! Each day will bring our favorite summer activities. From water fun to movies, capture-the-flag to flashlight tag, and making ice cream to grilling out, this week is about all the awesome things only a summer can bring. Through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities with crafts and games, campers will cruise through this week like a convertible with the top down on the best day in July!
     

    Week 6

    Baton Twirling

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Coach: Julianne Foster, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and two-time Parade Corp National Champion
    New this year, Baton Twirling will teach campers the basics of marching; including form, technique, and timing. There will also be instruction in basic twirls, rolls and steps which will be put together for a short, fun and upbeat routine. The week will end with the campers marching in their very own parade around the CCES campus. Each camper will receive a new Star Line “Starlet” baton to take home each day and keep at the end of the week.
     

    Franken Figures

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you have a strong imagination and love to try new things? Then join this unique art camp! This week campers create their own hybrid animals by disassembling old stuffed animals and use the parts to create a sculpture of something entirely new. Picture the Simpsonville Smooney, but your own creation.
     

    FUNdamentals of Art

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come practice the basics! FUNdamentals of art will include drawing, painting, sculpture, stitchery, and weaving, and lots of fun in expressing ideas in new ways. Techniques will be a focus of this camp, so come enjoy getting back to basics.
     

    Imagine It! Halloween

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This amazing camp is all about Halloween costumes, props, and haunted houses! Mrs. Burger has extensive costume making experience and shares her expertise on materials/techniques to build realistic, unique costumes using durable materials. In addition, campers will learn how to create the best haunted house on the block filled with the coolest Halloween props. Don’t miss this spooktacular camp!
     

    Lacrosse Coed

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $155
    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players. Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys.
     

    Lego Ninjago

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, Elementary School Teacher
    Calling all ninjas in training! Come battle in a Ninjago adventure! Garmadon attacks Ninjago regularly and his brick-smashing rampages are so bad that we need to create mechs and weapons to save the city from evil destruction. Become a master brick-builder and build Lego cities where the battles will rage. Role play battles with homemade cardboard swords and spears. Bring your imagination and warrior spirit to find your inner “piece.”
     

    Minecraft P.E.

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Come join the Minecraft adventure! This interactive camp allows campers to build their own world, visit others’ worlds, and battle other campers on iPads in Minecraft Pocket Edition. Beyond building on the iPad, campers will create cool 3-D crafts and weaponry in the Minecraft style. iPads with Minecraft Pocket Edition will be provided; campers may bring their own iPads with the Minecraft Pocket Edition app already installed.
     

    Roller Time Skating Advanced

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Calling all skaters! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches advanced techniques and is only for those with skating experience. Skaters will learn how to do a spiral, shoot the duck backwards, complete multiple jumps using only one foot to land, execute various spins, and learn several footwork combination moves. On Friday, parents may attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Star Wars Jedi Training

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Kristi Byers, CCES Middle School Teacher
    The Force is alive in this amazing week full of galactic adventures! Aspiring Jedi will train their minds with Star Wars Trivia and other mind games, and they will train their reflexes with mock battles. They will make lightsabers to battle with along with other weapons of their choosing. In addition to the mind and body training, participants will explore the characters, aliens, and spacecrafts of all the Star Wars films.
     

    T-shirt Quilt

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    This week campers will create a one-of-a-kind quilt. Please bring in 20 of your favorite, old shirts, each able to yield a 12 x12 cut square, and a twin size sheet. Campers learn how to make squares and then sew them all together. By the end of the week you’ll have a keepsake quilt! Beginner sewers are welcome. Please bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper and needles if you have one. All other materials are provided, including sewing machines. Campers may bring their own machine if they prefer.
     

    Camp Half-Blood

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    Calling all Percy Jackson fans and those who like Greek mythology and games! This camp is for you! Using a fun survey, participants will test into a Greek god/goddess team and then with that team meet challenges throughout the week. There will be puzzles and thinking challenges as well as obstacles and Minute to Win-it type challenges. Come see how you stack up against other Greek demi-gods!
     

    Circuit Inventions

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $210
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Join us to create simple circuits and experiment with electricity! This camp focuses on exploration, creativity, problem solving, and hands-on learning. Learn about electricity through the use of LEDs, copper tape, copper wire, and batteries to create fully functional circuits. Campers will build fun experiments, like a light powered by lemons, a circuit bug, and will even be able to build a circuit to light up their own creative design. Campers will also get to use Snap Circuits boards to learn more about creating various types of circuits. Come join us for an electrifying experience!
     

    Dance Fusion

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Come dance to fun music in a dance sampler course. Campers will develop skills in 3 styles of dance: Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Jazz. Dancers will learn a dance in each style and create their own routines, while building confidence and passion for dance. On Friday, there will be an informal showcase for parents to see the campers’ talents! Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    LEGO Wedo Robotics PC Edition

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This exciting week is robotics for younger campers. Using the Wedo system, campers will build multiple machines and then program them to move. Each day will bring a new challenge with building fun and computer programing. At the end of the week, campers can free play with kits and build with their imaginations and new skills! All kits and laptops are provided.
     

    Roller Time Skating

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    So Dramatic!

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This camp is an exciting introduction to acting. Campers will learn techniques needed to perform in a production, such as voice, projection, and stage presence. Actors will study costume design, stage make-up, and set creation. They will learn how to audition for parts, rehearse songs, practice lines and blocking, and how to get rid of the jitters! All are welcome, regardless of prior theater experience.  
     

    STEAM Art

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Full STEAM Ahead— through drawing, painting, sculpture, and construction, campers will create a mobile, a robot, tessellations, and more! Come join us to learn how art, science, engineering, math, and technology are connected!
     

    Week 7

    Backyard Games

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    3-2-1-GO! In this camp, the more, the merrier, as we play games designed for a crowd! Every game is perfect to take home and play with the entire neighborhood. In teams or solo, campers will enjoy playing classics like capture the flag, all forms of tag, water balloon challenges, and hide and seek style games. Campers will learn new games like the blind-fold team challenge, hula hoop race, and creative relay races. With an emphasis on strategy and team work, this week is going to be a blast with everyone going home a champion at the 2019 Backyard Games!
     

    Cake Decorating Beginner

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and come cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Come create treats fit for any party! Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.
     

    Cardboard Creations

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Suzie Kilian, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Imagination is a wonderful thing and this week lets your imagination run wild. Using cardboard pieces, participants will create amazing art. From a 3-D wall hanging to pieces you can play in, the possibilities of what to create are endless. Some challenges of creation and guided pieces will also be included.
     

    Decades Dance Party

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Coach: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    From Doo-Wop to Disco to the DAB! Explore the dances, music, outfits, and games of the decades. Participants will explore the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, with one WILD CARD decade. Get ready for poodle skirts, iron on patches and leg warmers! Come get your groove and game on!
     

    Fencing Intermediate

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $210
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    This is for campers with some previous fencing experience. All safety equipment and swords are provided. Participants will progress to electronic scoring bouts throughout the week. An advanced sword, an electric foil, is used to improve techniques, tactics, postures, and proper thrusts. We will use the techniques covered in beginner and intermediate fencing together to fence Olympic style matches.
     

    Harry Potter

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join us on the Hogwarts Express for a week full of wizardry and magic. Campers will make wands, study weird plants in herbology, make edible potions and spells, play Quidditch, make parchment and quills, and compete for their house. Enjoy endless trivia and the study of magical creatures! Those who love Harry Potter don’t want to miss this week of Hogwarts fun.
     

    LEGO Wedo Robotics iPad Edition

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    This exciting week is robotics for younger campers and uses different kits from the other Lego Wedo Robotics camps in the summer. Using the Wedo systems, campers will build a machine, then program the machine to move using coding techniques. Needed iPads are provided. Campers will love the building and programming challenges each day and can even invent their own designs.
     

    Pop Art

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. –12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Paint a self-portrait, make a giant sculpture, and create art in the style of the artists of the 60’s, such as Andy Warhol, Claus Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein! You’ll make and take home some groovy art!!
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. Campers will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a pin cushion, a fun throw pillow, and a draw-string bag. All campers need to bring is 1 yard of quilting fabric and 3 yards of matching ribbon for the draw-string bag. We will provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!
     

    Soccer Intermediate

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Brent Roberts, CCES JV Boys Soccer Coach
    This coed camp is designed for beginner and experienced field players. The focus is on strengthening ball-handling skills, passing, set plays, and shooting techniques. Agility workouts, combined with skill drills, will promote movement on the ball and a soccer mindset. Each day includes small-sided matches. Players are divided up by skill level as needed for drills.
     

    American Girl Doll: A Stroll Thru Time

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    American Girl Dolls bring history to life, and this week is a fantastic trip through the lives and times of the American Girls.Campers bring their dolls each day and experience what life was like in colonial times, the Civil War era, and the roaring twenties. They will enjoy authentic foods, discuss clothing, create crafts, and compare the lifestyles experienced by the girls today. On Friday, there is an old-fashioned picnic where campers dress up as their favorite doll!
     

    Art Magic

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be amazed with art that moves, glows, reflects, and wiggles! Magical paintings, magic paper art, dream catchers, and wands are just a few of the creative things campers will make during a magical week! All new projects from last summer.
     

    Cake Decorating Beginner

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and come cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Come create treats fit for any party! Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.
     

    Dodgeball

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball‑style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.
     

    Pokémon Strategies

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $195
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Pikachu calls you to come battle with him! Participants will learn and share advanced strategy for playing the game with trading cards and the new 3DS games. Campers will build their own gym and include it in a new region: what new Pokémon will the region contain? What new adventures await? After the week of competitive trading card game play, we will end with a tournament with prizes for the top performers. Campers should bring their cards from home each day (some will be provided).
     

    Tinkering

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    Taking machines apart and discovering how they work is exciting investigation! This week focuses on taking apart old appliances and machines such as VCRs, toasters, radios, etc., and seeing how the parts interconnect to make a working machine. Time will also be spent on tinkering or design challenges that allow campers to create something new with found parts! Campers are encouraged to bring in some old devices themselves, so a list of approved items will be sent home a few weeks before camp.
     

    Week 8

    Beach Art

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Imagine you’re at the beach...! If you’re not at the beach this week, these fun art activities are the next best thing! Artists will create a sandcastle, paint a self-portrait, create a sea creature sculpture, and more! The week will end with water play and splatter painting, so wear a swimsuit!
     

    Fashionista

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Laura Harling, CCES Upper School Administrative Assistant
    This week explores everything fashion. From how to put together an outfit, to how to accessorize it, this week will teach campers all the skills they need to look their best! Throughout the week guests representing popular clothing lines will join us to teach about color and pattern mixing do’s and don’ts. Campers will even make their own jewelry! Friday will bring a fun fashion show where campers wear bold outfits they put together on their own.
     

    Felted Animals

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you love cute animals and making things? Then come make some cute animals! Join us in learning how to make felted stuffed animals. These are made using loose wool and felting the wool with a needle. Students will create their own design and use their imaginations to bring it to life.
     

    Field Hockey

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Sara Hellman, CCES Varsity Field Hockey Coach
    Want to play a sport that is a combination of soccer and lacrosse? This sport is played with a stick and ball like lacrosse and with positioning similar to soccer. This camp is designed for beginners and teaches basic skills like passing, receiving, shooting, defending, and positioning. Games are played in a fun atmosphere. Sticks and balls are provided. Shin guards are recommended. Come learn and love this Northern sport that is gaining popularity in the South!
     

    Guitar

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $220
    Instructor: Matt Dingledine, Professional Guitarist and Teacher
    Make it the summer of rock! Summertime is the perfect time to pick up the guitar and let the good times roll. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a guitar or use the guitars provided at no additional charge. Campers can choose to learn a song from a variety of their favorite bands, such as The Beatles, Taylor Swift, or Imagine Dragons. With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read guitar music, and play together as an ensemble. Just remember: “Add six strings to the summer sun, and you will have twice the fun!”
     

    Keyboarding

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Val Hendrickson, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Make keyboarding instruction fun, and entice your students to build their skills. This teacher‑ and web-delivered camp combines interactive lessons with fun themes and flexible, adaptive practices to quickly bring students to touch-typing mastery. Students will use a provided laptop and have access to software from home.
     

    Minecraft Builders PC Edition

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    This advanced Minecraft camp will use the PC Edition to share worlds and build interactive landscapes. Daily creative challenges will guide campers through historical, architectural, and fantasy landscapes. We will explore competitive environments in various survival challenges, as well as go over the best tips and strategies to stay competitive. In order to attend, campers must already have a Minecraft PC Edition registered account and bring their username and password to the camp each day.
     

    Nerf Battles

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Open Hearts: Service Learning

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Advanced

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $220
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Sewers with some experience, through a past class or personal instruction, will love learning more advanced techniques. Campers will learn how to read a pattern, how to add a zipper, and how to use a variety of stitches on the machine. Participants will make a simple skirt with an elastic waistband, and a cross body bag with a zipper. Please bring 1 yard of quilting fabric and 1 yard of 3/8” wide elastic for the skirt. Bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper and needles, so you are familiar with your tools. All other supplies are provided. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own.
     

    Spy Kids

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $180
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Create a fake ID and join us on a week of sleuthing. We will be learning detective skills as we make an undercover book to hide our secrets, dust for fingerprints, navigate through an obstacle course, send messages in invisible ink, and much more. If you like gathering clues and solving mysteries, this is the camp for you!
     

    Volleyball

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Katie Touchton, CCES Varsity Volleyball Coach
    Open to beginners through advanced players, the group will be divided into small work groups based on skills and age. Players will improve their offensive and defensive skills through practice on individual technique. They will strengthen strategy skills through group drills and small-sided play. Campers will practice a variety of skills using drills, and they will play in matches to build technique and confidence throughout the week.
     

    Advanced Coding

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This camp is for those with some coding experience. Computer programmers will build on their knowledge to create more complex projects. Tynker and Scratch will be used along with other products, so that campers can build games they can play with outside of camp. Cool challenges and designs will be completed, along with learning techniques that can be used with school work in the future. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will have access to their online coding account from home after our week ends.
     

    Beach Art

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Imagine you’re at the beach...! If you’re not at the beach this week, these fun art activities are the next best thing! Artists will create a sandcastle, paint a self-portrait, create a sea creature sculpture, and more! The week will end with water play and splatter painting, so wear a swimsuit!
     

    Green Screen Adventures

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Students in this camp will get to star in their very own short films, using green screen technology to provide the setting! This camp will utilize the facilities in the Upper School that are used for Graphic Design and Filmmaking. Campers will create their own stories, put together their own costumes, and perform with their friends. Students will not be asked to edit the videos — they will be provided by the instructor at the end of the camp.
     

    Martial Arts

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    Paint Your Pet

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Create a priceless portrait of your pet! Before camp begins, parents should email the instructor an image of their pet, and students should also bring a printed out image of their pet. Throughout the week campers will learn how to draw and paint animal features. First will be a gray scale study, along with an investigation of how illustrators paint animals in different styles. Then, each camper will create a canvas pet portrait. Very good quality pictures of the face of the pet are best for this camp.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Pinterest Party!

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Laura Harling, CCES Upper School Administrative Assistant
    Have you ever seen those awesome and fun looking projects and crafts on Pinterest and wanted to do them, but Mom would not let you? Well, now you get to spend a week doing just that!
    Campers will make some of the fun and exciting projects that are shown on Pinterest such as making picture frames, t-shirts, pillow cases, bookmarks and so much more! Make sure to wear clothes that are okay to get messy as camp will make lots of fun messes!
     

    Props Fabrication

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Creativity abounds as we learn about what happens behind the scenes in theatre. Participants will study the play, Alice in Wonderland, to learn how to create costumes, props, and set pieces for this classic story. Everyone will design and work together to find inventive ways to craft and build with provided materials for the selected scenes. All the skills learned can also easily be used on projects outside dramatic endeavors. This is the perfect blend of creativity and craftsmanship for anyone willing to use their imagination and get their hands a little dirty.
     

    The Greatest Showman

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    A week long session of dancing to your favorite songs from The Greatest Showman. This musical theatre camp is perfect for those that just need to move! “A Million Dreams,” “This is Me,” and “The Greatest Show” will have you groovin’ all week long. Each day will be accompanied by a craft to use in the dances. An informal showcase is held at the end of the week for all parents to view what the campers learned. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Wet & Wild

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $225
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher, and Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Do you love water parks? Then come join us for a week of exploring great water parks in Greenville! We will visit a different water park each day, Monday through Thursday, and spend Friday with a water day at CCES. We will enjoy boogie boarding at Discovery Island, try the 32ft tower drop at Otter Creek, get dizzy in the funnel slide at 7th Inning, and enjoy inflatable water slides on campus.
     

    Yoga

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $170
    Coaches: Laura Mahony, High School English Teacher, and Jennifer Francis, Certified Yoga Instructor
    This refreshing week is all about the Zen. Campers will learn Yoga poses and do Yoga each day to improve flexibility, balance, and core strength. Daily themes that complement the pose names will keep the journey exciting! Many crafts to enhance the Yoga atmosphere will be created and will focus on techniques to relax, stay focused, and be more centered. Creations like mandalas and meditation bracelets, along with quotation rock gardens, and magic Zen jars will be brought home daily. Participants should bring a Yoga mat and wear comfortable, form-fitting clothes for ease of movement.
     

    Week 9

    The Great Playground Hunt

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $245
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week searches for the best playgrounds in Greenville! In the mornings, campers will explore outdoor playgrounds (a different one each day) and, in the afternoon, explore indoor playgrounds (such as Frankie’s Fun House and The Fun Gym). Campers can compare playgrounds and find the best one to fit their style of play, from places to climb, to fields to run through, we will explore them all!
     

    Breakout EDU

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Love escape rooms, mysteries, solving puzzles, and finding clues? Using a blend of digital and physical breakouts, this week is all about solving the puzzle! Campers use clues to solve riddles and unlock a series of boxes to complete physical breakouts. They also use provided iPads to solve digital breakouts with digital clues and locks. With teacher guidance, small group teams will strengthen their communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking skills while completing two breakout challenges each day. Our summer breakouts are highly engaging and encourage participation from every camper!
     

    Candy Making

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service and Experiential Learning, and Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    Come live out Willy Wonka candy-creating fantasies! Campers learn how to cook with sugar and create kid-friendly, mouth-watering candies each day. Participants make colorful hard candies, chocolate creations, snack bars and more. All chefs sample their creations in class and take some home to share in adorable containers they craft. A recipe book is created, so campers can recreate their confections again and again.
     

    Jump Start 4th Grade Math

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 • $175
    Instructor: Scottie Waddell, CCES Fourth Grade Teacher
    Campers will investigate connections with numbers as they build mathematical self-confidence through games and activities. They will review the many basic skills needed for fourth grade as they use problem solving to connect mathematical ideas. Concepts reinforced will include: multiplication and division facts mastery, number sense, place value, multiplication, geometry, fractions, and algebraic reasoning. CCES uses the Math in Focus curriculum, an American version of the renowned Singapore Math Program.
     

    Making Magic!

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Ladies and Gentlemen, join The Great Mrs. Burger in a week of magic adventures! Campers will learn numerous tricks to excite their audience and explore props to help the tricks work. They will also learn how to have pizzazz when completing a trick to make the showmanship more exciting. There will also be a guest magician and balloon twister extraordinaire joining the fun!
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Physics Phun

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Take a crash course in physics fun! Learn about physics and engineering design principles by building your own rollercoaster, catapults, paper airplanes and more. Each day will consist of a brief explanation of the principle of the day followed by construction time. Compete to see whose design is the best while learning why your creations actually work.
     

    Pop-Up Creations

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Pop-up books and cards are the focus of this camp, where campers craft special creations for a variety of occasions. Each camper will create a series of pop-up cards for birthdays, holidays, and other events, as well as a 4-page story book! Campers will use scissors, Exacto knives, and other cutting tools, so safety will be of the utmost importance. A variety of styles and techniques will be explored throughout the week.
     

    Spa Science

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Katherine Kramer, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Working in a science lab doesn’t always look like a Mad Scientist in a white lab coat! A Spa Science Lab looks like people about to pamper themselves! Come mix chemicals and conduct experiments in chemistry to make cleansing masks, foaming baths, oatmeal soaps, facials, and more. It smells lovely as campers mix sweet-smelling essential oils to experiment with perfumery. This is a fun way to encourage an interest in basic chemistry!
     

    Cake Decorating Advanced

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $180
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This camp is for those chefs who have completed Cake Decorating Beginner or for chefs with some baking/decorating experience. The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them using more advanced piping techniques. Campers learn how to create lovely icing shapes and figures to decorate cakes. They also learn how to display their creations on a beautiful tablescape. Each day, sweets are sampled in camp and taken home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.
     

    Digital Photography

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Delve into photography and its composition this week! Campers will use provided digital cameras to take photos. Some styles explored will be serious, such as stills, landscapes, and portraits. We will also explore capturing silly moments with photo booths and various photo props. Pictures are then edited using simple software, and prints will be taken home. Campers will also create frames and embellishments for their photos.
     

    Etiquette

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Teri Block, Cotillion Director
    Join a manners expert for an incredible journey through politeness. Campers will experience hands-on lessons in basic table manners, birthday party etiquette, introductions, appearances, sports etiquette, and basic manners in the home. Key learnings will be reinforced with games and songs and a line dance will be taught. Our mascot, “Picasso the Polite Elephant” will assist our students with some of our instruction, as we identify “Wonderful Words” such as, ‘please,’ ‘thank you,’ ‘yes ma’am,’ ‘no thank you,’ ‘excuse me’ and ‘may I.’
     

    LEGO Wedo Robotics PC Edition

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This exciting week is robotics for younger campers. Using the Wedo system, campers will build multiple machines and then program them to move. Each day will bring a new challenge with building fun and computer programing. At the end of the week, campers can free play with kits and build with their imaginations and new skills! All kits and laptops are provided.
     

    Making Magic!

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Ladies and Gentlemen, join The Great Mrs. Burger in a week of magic adventures! Campers will learn numerous tricks to excite their audience and explore props to help the tricks work. They will also learn how to have pizzazz when completing a trick to make the showmanship more exciting. There will also be a guest magician and balloon twister extraordinaire joining the fun!
     

    Spa Science

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Katherine Kramer, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Working in a science lab doesn’t always look like a Mad Scientist in a white lab coat! A Spa Science Lab looks like people about to pamper themselves! Come mix chemicals and conduct experiments in chemistry to make cleansing masks, foaming baths, oatmeal soaps, facials, and more. It smells lovely as campers mix sweet-smelling essential oils to experiment with perfumery. This is a fun way to encourage an interest in basic chemistry!
     

    Week 10

    The Best of Summer

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $245
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Summer is almost over, but it won’t feel like it this week! The entire week will be spent doing the things campers love best about summer — such as water games, outdoor fun, and crafts. There will be some summer cooking as campers make ice cream and have a traditional cookout. Campers can suggest and vote on activities to fill out the week and truly spend time doing their favorite summer activities (capture the flag anyone?). Campers will also venture off campus to bowl, to decorate cupcakes, and to jump at Pump It Up.
     

    Archery

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Gerry Lauber, CCES Upper School Math Teacher and National Archery in the Schools Program Certified Instructor
    Archery is a unique and challenging sport. Beginners will learn about this Olympic sport and be instructed in the basic techniques in bow anchoring, shooting, aiming, and safety. There will be lots of target practice, along with competitions for fun. All equipment is provided. If a student has a Genesis bow, it may be used. Any other personal equipment should be approved by the instructor.
     

    Ceramics

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Brent Roberts, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Join in the fun of creating with clay! Participants will create a variety of functional and sculptural pieces while learning and practicing various clay forming and decorating techniques. Since all pieces will be kiln-fired, some will not come home during the week, but will be picked up at a later date after the final firing.
     

    Chinese Culture Arts

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Come explore Chinese culture through art. Learn about traditions, ceremonies, simple terms, and create lovely pieces at the same time! Campers create cut works of art, such as lanterns and characters. They learn how to paint traditional calligraphy and animals. Artists also learn special folding techniques to make origami and kites. Participants even play traditional children’s games, such as Chinese chess, Chinese checkers, and Feather Kick Shuttlecock. Don’t miss this beautiful week of culture study!
     

    Jump Start 4th Grade English

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 • $175
    Instructor: Scottie Waddell, CCES Fourth Grade Teacher
    Comprehension skills and writing skills are some of the most important tools your child needs for success in fourth grade and beyond. This camp will help campers develop those abilities and learn how fun reading and writing can be! Campers will explore context clues, prediction skills, dictionary proficiency, and writing skills using a variety of activities and games. The writing process will be employed along with exercises to strengthen vocabulary and a review of grammatical structure to help participants create their own expressive writings. These will be compiled into collections, shared with the class, and then taken home for parents to enjoy!
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Stop Motion Animation

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants create stop-motion videos individually and in group projects. All equipment is provided, such as iPads and laptops.
     

    Cursive Writing & Other Lettering

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $175
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Improve cursive writing with practice, practice, practice! Students will learn the proper ways to form letters using the danelion system. They will learn proper pencil holding. To make the class more fun, participants will also learn how to form large, fun letterings, like bubble letters, for posters and other school projects.
     

    Music Creation

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Joy Hughes, CCES Lower School Music Teacher
    Using provided iPads and a variety of apps, campers will blend technology and music to create fun sounds, manipulate rhythm, and experiment with instruments. Participants will explore pitch, tone, and patterns in music. They can write and record their own music and experiment with different types of notation and visualization. This exciting exploration of sound allows participants to create music in unique ways.
     

    Pet Care

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.
     

    Week 11

    Day Trippers II

    August 12 – 16 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Got the end-of-summer doldrums? Then join us for an exciting week and visit all the hot spots! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, have a blast at Gattitown, explore Lake Conestee Nature Park, let out energy jumping at Pump It Up, and enjoy bowling with their friends! Don’t miss a day of sizzlin’ summer fun!
  • 5th Grade

    Week 1

    Day Trippers I

    June 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Don’t want to be stuck indoors all summer? You don’t have to!
    Join the fun and go somewhere different every day! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, enjoy trampolines and obstacle courses at Big Air, hike at Lake Conestee Nature Park, climb to their heart’s content at Frankie’s Fun Park’s Fun House, and explore Roper Mountain Science Center!
     

    Week 2

    Art in the Great Outdoors

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be inspired by the beauty of nature! Campers will travel with sketchbooks in hand, using an artist’s eye on field trips to Lake Conestee Nature Park and look carefully at the beauty around us! Wonderful parts of nature including weather, plants, and animals, up close or from a distance, will be the subjects for expressing observations and impressions through drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography.
     

    Baseball Mini-Cavs

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Aaron Whited, CCES JV Baseball Coach  
    Players will learn basic baseball skills such as throwing, catching, and hitting. They will also learn positions and practice playing at many of them to see which one they enjoy. Fundamentals will be the focus to improve skills they already possess and build new strengths. Campers are divided by age and skill level as necessary. Campers should bring a glove but bats are supplied.
     

    Basket Weaving

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Ever seen someone weaving a basket, and wondered “how did they do that?” Then come learn this traditional craft for yourself and learn the ancient art of basket weaving. Campers will learn traditional and contemporary skills to create baskets, which will look great as decorations, or for holding special keepsakes.
     

    Behind the Scenes

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Always wanted to join the action of a stage production but too nervous for performing? Then join this engaging course all about the behind-the-scenes important roles that keep a performance alive. Discover how to control the lighting and sound booth, how to create and display set designs, how to create costumes, and how to be a stage manager and keep the performers where they need to be on time for their scenes. Campers will use the Christ Church state-of-the-art, 600‑seat Performing Arts Center.
     

    Explore Greenville  

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: James Greco, CCES Middle School Dean of Students
    This exciting week is all about the beautiful city of Greenville that we call home! Join us as we tour the sights, sounds, and tastes all around us. Not only do participants learn about the history and culture of Greenville but they get to explore it in person as we take a field trip each day to a new hot spot in town. Learn about Shoeless Joe Jackson and why he lost his shoes. What is a Swamp Rabbit and where did he come from? What made this city the perfect place to get revved up about BMW and the automotive industry? Explore some of the farms that provide food to some of our area’s award-winning restaurants. Don’t miss this exciting week all about Greenville!
     

    Kitchen Chemistry

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    The kitchen is an awesome place to have fun with science experiments. Campers will use simple, safe household ingredients to explore engaging science concepts. Campers will make, bake, cook, experiment, and participate in multiple sensory activities. The colorful, messy, and sometimes gooey results will spark interest and challenge their thinking. The best part is campers will have a blast while learning!
     

    Sports Sampler

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Love to play games and sports? Then join this exciting sports camp that lets campers participate in a variety of sports and games all week! Soccer, basketball, flag football, tennis, Frisbee golf, lacrosse (non-contact), and gym games are just a few of the fun sports explored. Each day consists of multiple activities. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment and balls if they would like. A daily schedule of sports covered will be emailed the week before camp so participants know what days to bring what equipment (optional to bring equipment).
     

    Track and Field

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Ali Raffensperger, CCES Second Grade Teacher and former college track competitor
    Calling all those interested in the unique offerings of track and field! In this sampler course, campers will explore and practice a different event each day. There will be running events, such as sprints, hurdles, and relays. There will be throwing events, such as discus and shot put. There will be jumping events, such as long jump, high jump, and triple jump. Athletes will sample each event and learn about the techniques to succeed at each.  
     

    Woodworking I

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $210
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Come work in a live shop to build with wood! Participants use basic wood-working tools to include power items such as a drill press, miter saw, band saw and belt sander. Manual tools, such as hammers, nails, clamps, and sanders are also used. A wooden board game, birdhouse, and model car are built by hand! Because safety is the utmost priority in the camp, proper safety wear and precautions are mandatory each day.
     

    Art Adventures

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Join this amazing tour around Greenville to see great art and make some of your own! Students will visit an artist’s studio, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and other sites. The tour will also include downtown and Falls Park for sketching landmarks and landscapes.
     

    Art Around the World

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Have you always wanted to travel the world? During this week you can! Campers will make art inspired by different cultures and countries around the world, such as Pinatas, Chinese Lanterns, Japanese Kokeshi Dolls, and Native American Dream Catchers. Places explored will include those in Asia, Africa, South America, and more!
     

    Fencing Beginner

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.
     

    Girly Tween Fun

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $180
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Grab a friend (or make a new one!) and join us in some silly, crafty, girly fun! We will spend the week making trendy projects that are sure to be a hit! Projects will include making an essential oil diffuser bracelet, kawaii inspired succulent planter, personalized polymer clay necklace, adorable llama room decor, and a whimsical photo holder. In between crafting we will be playing silly games that will have us all giggling and enjoying each other’s company! Join us for a relaxing and fun time creating, chatting, and laughing! Girls only.
     

    PE Sports and Games

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Calling all those who love PE class! Join this awesome week of PE games using all the cool equipment kids love, like floor scooters! Campers will spend the entire week playing everyone’s favorite PE games. Don’t miss out on Jollyball, Bomb the Pins, Sink the Ship, scooters, parachute games, Fire Engine, Asteroids, and much more! Whether they play inside or outside, participants will work up a sweat while having a blast.
     

    Pet Care

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.
     

    Week 3

    Bushcraft

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Coach: James Greco, CCES Middle School Dean of Students
    Bushcraft is the art of survival in the wilderness, and during this week-long adventure, campers will learn about fire building, knife skills and safety, wilderness first aid, foraging, rope-making, and other things needed to make it out in the “bush.” Campers will gain an appreciation for the natural world and learn all about the secrets found in our neck of the woods.
     

    Cheerleading Intermediate

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    This camp is for beginners and for those with some experience. Campers will learn all the popular CCES cheers along with dance routines and stunts. Working with Varsity cheerleaders, athletes will improve technique and voice to help lead the crowd! On Friday, participants will cheer at the football camp end-of-week game at Carson Stadium and perform at half-time. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     

    DJ Camp

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Come be a sound mixologist! Learn how to blend songs and create your own tracks. This camp will explore music mixing and beats. Campers will create multiple pieces of music using old and new music and add their own “spin.” Laptops and iPads needed for mixing will be provided. Campers will take home copies of their jams or create a YouTube channel.
     

    Drones & Other Flying Things

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Coach: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Want to fly a drone? Well you’ll get to as you encounter the world of things that fly. Each day you’ll have the chance to improve your drone flying skills as we learn basic skills that will lead to precision landings and drone races! We’ll also see how design affects paper airplane flight, launch model rockets and fly kites. Other items we’ll be using include frisbees, straw rockets, balloon rockets and learning how to play with a Fox Tail. Don’t miss out on this hands-on, interactive camp where the sky is the limit!
     

    Football

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Tommy Bobo, CCES Assistant Varsity Football Coach, and CCES Varsity Football Players
    Come get your game on! Players will complete age-appropriate exercises, activities, and competitive games designed to improve their agility, ball handling, throwing, and catching skills. Coaches will work individually and in group settings to increase campers’ confidence and knowledge of the game in a fun, active learning environment. Campers will compete against one another in drills and games, but will be divided by age, size, and experience as needed. Camp includes an exciting football skills combine competition to see who is the most accurate passer, has the strongest arm, and is the fastest 40-yard dasher. Camp will be low contact with flag or tag football only, so pads and helmets are not needed. The last day will feature a fun scrimmage for parents to come watch, and the cheerleading camp will join to practice their skills, too.    
     

    Fortnite Fantasy Fun!

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    Why play a video game when you can LIVE IT! Campers will create a live Fortnite game and investigate the many dances and strategies in the game. They will also take a trip to Spare Time for some Laser Tag and have a Nerf Battle Royale. Get ready for the most fun you can have with FORTNITE without picking up a joystick! Who needs video games?
     

    Mosaics

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Campers will create incredible pieces using glass, purler beads, and other materials in a mosaic design. These pieces will last for years to come and can be used to decorate a garden, like a tiled pot, or a bedroom with a beautiful wall hanging piece.
     

    Nerf Battles

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Roller Time Skating

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. Campers will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a pin cushion, a fun throw pillow, and a draw-string bag. All campers need to bring is 1 yard of quilting fabric and 3 yards of matching ribbon for the draw-string bag. We will provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!
     

    Skateboarding

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Coach: Cumi Ikeda, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and skateboard instructor
    Calling all aspiring skaters! In this beginner camp, participants will practice how to (correctly) stand on a board, push, tic tac, kickturn, and, if they’re up for it, ollie. Sessions will be a combination of skateboarding, studying skate videos, and learning skate terminology. Campers are required to bring and wear their own helmets and encouraged to have additional safety equipment. Skateboards are provided. All skating will occur on the CCES campus, away from any traffic.
     

    Un Poco Loco Taco

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Spanish Teacher
    Do you love eating at Mexican restaurants? This is a week of learning to make several different kinds of tacos using traditional and maybe a few non-traditional ingredients. No spicy stuff but be prepared to try new things! Campers will learn age-appropriate kitchen skills, including cutting and chopping safely, measuring, washing produce, boiling and mashing, planning a meal and cleaning up when we’re finished. The week ends with a Friday Fiesta! OLE!
     

    Basketball Intermediate

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Kimberly Morgan, CCES Middle School PE Teacher
    This camp is for beginners or those with some experience. Basic basketball skills are developed, including passing, dribbling, shooting, and team-building plays. Participants work on individual skills and team skills through a variety of drills, small games, and competitions. Campers are divided by skill level as needed.
     

    Drawing Boot Camp

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Calling all young artists eager to become better at drawing! Come learn the specialized skills needed to become more confident in sketching and learn to draw more realistic forms. Campers will practice drawing people and other objects while learning how to shade to create depth and shape.
     

    Edible Science

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Campers will love this experimental camp! Using only “chemicals” that can be eaten, campers will learn about science concepts using experimentation. Have you ever seen elephant toothpaste? Or turned beets into acid/base indicators? How about learned the states of matter using ice cream and lip balm? After this week, you can say you have!
     

    Nerf Battles

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Roller Time Skating

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Slime Squad

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Obsessed with slime? Join the Slime Squad as we create our own batches of unusual gooey, slippery, and slimy fun! Become a chemist and concoct glow-in-the-dark slime, color changing slime, shimmery slime, and more! Not only will we be elbow deep in goop all week long, but we will learn about what slime is, learn about slime molds, and explore where slime occurs naturally in nature. Don’t miss this opportunity to create, squish, and squeeze slime to your hearts delight!
     

    Week 4

    Thrill Seekers           

    June 25 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $275*
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is for middle schoolers only! Campers will go off campus each day for incredible field‑trip fun. This week, campers will visit the White Water Training Center in Charlotte, go out to lunch, and volunteer at a local charity. They will also visit other places, such as Spare Time, Frankie’s Fun Park, an ice-skating rink, a cupcake‑decorating shop, Big Air, Discovery Island Waterpark, or the movies. Final schedules will be posted in March. All fees associated with the field trips are included in the camp fee, but campers can bring small amounts of cash for various, optional, concessions. Don’t miss this awesome week of visiting cool places with your buddies!
    *Please note: Camp meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only.
     

    Camp Comedy

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Do you love to deliver a good punch line? Love to create giggles? Then join this camp designed to develop comedic prowess. Using improv, performance, and writing exercises, campers will learn how to create comedy that highlights their personality and imagination. Campers will create original comedy individually and as a group in a variety of forms for a full week of learning and laughs.
     

    Cartooning

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Love to doodle and create characters? Then join this creative camp where participants learn different cartooning styles. Campers will have all the supplies they need to make flip books, draw super heroes, Pokémon and retro characters. Using different cartoon artists’ styles, they will learn simple ways to create background, speech bubbles and a finished cartoon panel.
     

    Disc Golf

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Nichole Daniels, Upper School Biology Teacher, and disc golf enthusiast
    Join this week of trendy fun! Using a permanent course on campus and setting up temporary courses to challenge participants as their skills grow, this week is full of excitement! Participants will learn about the different types of discs (putter, driver, etc.) and when to use them. They will also practice and perfect their tossing skills and how to land in the cages.
     

    Fencing Beginner

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.
     

    Flag Football

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Join the huddle and have a blast as we play flag football! Campers will learn skills, positions, tactics, and strategies while having fun in this safe, no-tackle, low-contact football camp. Daily activities include skill games, where everyone practices with a ball, and head-to-head team games in a season-like format. Come join the camp where everyone gets a chance to be the quarterback in every game.
     

    Garden Art

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $195
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Display your art outside! Participants will create lots of amazing work the whole family can enjoy, including a mosaic wall hanging, a planter, wind chime, fairy garden sculpture, and more! Don’t miss the fun of creating beautiful art for your garden!
     

    Open Hearts: Service Learning

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Safari Sculpture

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Come on an artistic safari! In this camp, students will create some of their favorite animals using paper mache. Campers will learn proper paper mache techniques and then will make wearable masks and create functional “piggy banks.” Students are sure to go wild!
     

    Ultimate Sleepover

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Teacher
    What’s better than a sleepover? NOTHING! Wear your pajamas EVERYDAY, bring your sleeping bag and pillow to use for the week, and join us for a one-of-a-kind camp that you won’t forget! Through crafts, like making pillowcases and friendship bracelets, activities like doing make-up and painting nails, and silliness like singing karaoke and dancing the morning away, this camp is one you won’t want to miss! Girls only.
     

    Wrestling

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!
     

    Cake Pops & Popsicles

    June 24 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    It’s the summer of Pop! In the mood for something cute and sweet? Then join us to make fun summer treats that help beat the heat! Campers create and enjoy several different types of refreshing popsicles as well as bake and decorate lots of adorable cake pops. Throughout the week chefs learn how to mix, measure, chop, melt, decorate, and much more. Roll up your sleeves and come pop ‘til you drop!
     

    Fashion Illustration

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Are you interested in art and fashion? Then this is the camp for you! Campers will learn the art of fashion illustration by learning how to draw people and then how to draw/create clothes that are flattering using different proportions and styles. Students will learn about proportion, pattern, and different textiles while improving their drawing skills.
     

    Harry Potter

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join us on the Hogwarts Express for a week full of wizardry and magic. Campers will make wands, study weird plants in herbology, make edible potions and spells, play Quidditch, make parchment and quills, and compete for their house. Enjoy endless trivia and the study of magical creatures! Those who love Harry Potter don’t want to miss this week of Hogwarts fun.
     

    Playwright: Page to Stage

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher, and published playwright
    This camp is for those who want to write plays and stories. Learn how to develop the parts of a play: the plot, the dialogue, the exposition, the conflict, the complications, and the climax. Campers are welcome to bring a piece of work to tweak or create a new concept this week. The overall goal of this camp is the creative process of developing a play and going from a thought in your head to words on the page.
     

    Rube Goldberg Engineering Experience

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Science Teacher
    Rube Goldberg is a famous inventor and cartoonist known for making simple tasks ridiculously complex. A Rube Goldberg Machine “is an overly complex contraption, designed with humor and a narrative, to accomplish a simple task.” The machine typically involves a chain reaction of events to produce the final simple step. Campers will enjoy the challenge of turning a simple task, like flipping on a light switch, into an incredible maze of reactions to finally end with task completion. Campers will choose any task and then create the silly, complex system to complete the task. Assorted items from home may be needed, but most materials can be found within our huge supply.
     

    Tie Dye Creations

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This classic summer project allows participants to have fun while safely experimenting with dye on different materials. Campers create something new each day using different tie dye techniques. They finish the week with wearable items and unique creations and even a couple of edible surprises!
     

    Week 5

    Summer Fun Sampler

    July 1 – 5 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $195 (no Thursday)
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is all about summer excitement! Each day will bring our favorite summer activities. From water fun to movies, capture-the-flag to flashlight tag, and making ice cream to grilling out, this week is about all the awesome things only a summer can bring. Through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities with crafts and games, campers will cruise through this week like a convertible with the top down on the best day in July!
     

    Week 6

    Baton Twirling

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Coach: Julianne Foster, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and two-time Parade Corp National Champion
    New this year, Baton Twirling will teach campers the basics of marching; including form, technique, and timing. There will also be instruction in basic twirls, rolls and steps which will be put together for a short, fun and upbeat routine. The week will end with the campers marching in their very own parade around the CCES campus. Each camper will receive a new Star Line “Starlet” baton to take home each day and keep at the end of the week.
     

    Franken Figures

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you have a strong imagination and love to try new things? Then join this unique art camp! This week campers create their own hybrid animals by disassembling old stuffed animals and use the parts to create a sculpture of something entirely new. Picture the Simpsonville Smooney, but your own creation.
     

    FUNdamentals of Art

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come practice the basics! FUNdamentals of art will include drawing, painting, sculpture, stitchery, and weaving, and lots of fun in expressing ideas in new ways. Techniques will be a focus of this camp, so come enjoy getting back to basics.
     

    Imagine It! Halloween

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This amazing camp is all about Halloween costumes, props, and haunted houses! Mrs. Burger has extensive costume making experience and shares her expertise on materials/techniques to build realistic, unique costumes using durable materials. In addition, campers will learn how to create the best haunted house on the block filled with the coolest Halloween props. Don’t miss this spooktacular camp!
     

    Lacrosse Coed

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $155
    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players. Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys.
     

    Lego Ninjago

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, Elementary School Teacher
    Calling all ninjas in training! Come battle in a Ninjago adventure! Garmadon attacks Ninjago regularly and his brick-smashing rampages are so bad that we need to create mechs and weapons to save the city from evil destruction. Become a master brick-builder and build Lego cities where the battles will rage. Role play battles with homemade cardboard swords and spears. Bring your imagination and warrior spirit to find your inner “piece.”
     

    Middle School Coding

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy new concept is fun and practical. Using applications such as Tynker, Scratch, and more, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem-solving techniques learned to design will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.
     

    Roller Time Skating Advanced

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Calling all skaters! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches advanced techniques and is only for those with skating experience. Skaters will learn how to do a spiral, shoot the duck backwards, complete multiple jumps using only one foot to land, execute various spins, and learn several footwork combination moves. On Friday, parents may attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Soccer Premier

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Sean Vick, CCES Varsity Boys Soccer Coach
    This coed camp is designed for experienced field players. Players will strengthen ball-handling skills with a variety of drills to focus on touch. Campers will improve set play skills, along with shooting techniques. Agility workouts, combined with skill drills, will promote movement on the ball and a soccer mindset. Each day includes small-sided matches. Players are divided up by skill level as needed for drills.
     

    Star Wars Jedi Training

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Kristi Byers, CCES Middle School Teacher
    The Force is alive in this amazing week full of galactic adventures! Aspiring Jedi will train their minds with Star Wars Trivia and other mind games, and they will train their reflexes with mock battles. They will make lightsabers to battle with along with other weapons of their choosing. In addition to the mind and body training, participants will explore the characters, aliens, and spacecrafts of all the Star Wars films.
     

    T-shirt Quilt

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    This week campers will create a one-of-a-kind quilt. Please bring in 20 of your favorite, old shirts, each able to yield a 12 x12 cut square, and a twin size sheet. Campers learn how to make squares and then sew them all together. By the end of the week you’ll have a keepsake quilt! Beginner sewers are welcome. Please bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper and needles if you have one. All other materials are provided, including sewing machines. Campers may bring their own machine if they prefer.
     

    Woodworking II

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 9 • $225
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    This is the second course in the woodworking series. Campers should have completed the basic woodworking class in order to enroll in this camp. We’ll take some of the skills we learned in the first class and use them to build more challenging projects. Students will be able to design their own toy vehicle, so each one will be different. Students will also be able to develop another project of their choice. Some ideas may include wooden games, a birdhouse, desk items or a candy dispenser. We’ll also take a day-long field trip to the Wood Crafters Guild of Greenville to see authentic woodworkers completing their projects. Campers will be able to observe and ask questions to learn more about the woodworking process. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to further enhance your skills as a woodworker!
     

    Camp Half-Blood

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    Calling all Percy Jackson fans and those who like Greek mythology and games! This camp is for you! Using a fun survey, participants will test into a Greek god/goddess team and then with that team meet challenges throughout the week. There will be puzzles and thinking challenges as well as obstacles and Minute to Win-it type challenges. Come see how you stack up against other Greek demi-gods!
     

    Circuit Inventions

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $210
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Join us to create simple circuits and experiment with electricity! This camp focuses on exploration, creativity, problem solving, and hands-on learning. Learn about electricity through the use of LEDs, copper tape, copper wire, and batteries to create fully functional circuits. Campers will build fun experiments, like a light powered by lemons, a circuit bug, and will even be able to build a circuit to light up their own creative design. Campers will also get to use Snap Circuits boards to learn more about creating various types of circuits. Come join us for an electrifying experience!
     

    Dance Fusion

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Come dance to fun music in a dance sampler course. Campers will develop skills in 3 styles of dance: Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Jazz. Dancers will learn a dance in each style and create their own routines, while building confidence and passion for dance. On Friday, there will be an informal showcase for parents to see the campers’ talents! Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Face Painting

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Kim Granner, Professional Artist
    Learn the art of face painting! Campers will create a new character face each day as they follow step-by-step instructions. Faces such as realistic animals and fantasy characters are explored. On the final day participants will create their own individual face painting design using all the techniques learned during the week.
     

    How to Draw Comics

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Are you interested in creating your own comic book, but not sure where to begin? This camp will guide participants through the process as they create interesting characters, create the storyline, and then learn how to illustrate their concept. Campers will learn many techniques that professional comic artists use, such as how to convey action and create realistic forms.
     

    Media Makers

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Jamie Bryant, CCES Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications
    In this dynamic course, students will learn how to create and engage with various types of media. They can practice writing a short piece for a radio recording or preparing for a television appearance. We will visit multiple, local media outlets where participants can see the behind-the scenes action in studios and meet local media experts. Throughout the week, students will report on local activities via their own podcast or media channel of choice. Students will learn how to collaborate with others to create and safely share a variety of content.
     

    Roller Time Skating

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    So Dramatic!

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This camp is an exciting introduction to acting. Campers will learn techniques needed to perform in a production, such as voice, projection, and stage presence. Actors will study costume design, stage make-up, and set creation. They will learn how to audition for parts, rehearse songs, practice lines and blocking, and how to get rid of the jitters! All are welcome, regardless of prior theater experience.  
     

    STEAM Art

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Full STEAM Ahead— through drawing, painting, sculpture, and construction, campers will create a mobile, a robot, tessellations, and more! Come join us to learn how art, science, engineering, math, and technology are connected!
     

    Week 7

    Backyard Games

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    3-2-1-GO! In this camp, the more, the merrier, as we play games designed for a crowd! Every game is perfect to take home and play with the entire neighborhood. In teams or solo, campers will enjoy playing classics like capture the flag, all forms of tag, water balloon challenges, and hide and seek style games. Campers will learn new games like the blind-fold team challenge, hula hoop race, and creative relay races. With an emphasis on strategy and team work, this week is going to be a blast with everyone going home a champion at the 2019 Backyard Games!
     

    Cake Decorating Beginner

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and come cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Come create treats fit for any party! Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.
     

    Cardboard Creations

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Suzie Kilian, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Imagination is a wonderful thing and this week lets your imagination run wild. Using cardboard pieces, participants will create amazing art. From a 3-D wall hanging to pieces you can play in, the possibilities of what to create are endless. Some challenges of creation and guided pieces will also be included.
     

    Fencing Intermediate

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $210
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    This is for campers with some previous fencing experience. All safety equipment and swords are provided. Participants will progress to electronic scoring bouts throughout the week. An advanced sword, an electric foil, is used to improve techniques, tactics, postures, and proper thrusts. We will use the techniques covered in beginner and intermediate fencing together to fence Olympic style matches.
     

    Harry Potter

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join us on the Hogwarts Express for a week full of wizardry and magic. Campers will make wands, study weird plants in herbology, make edible potions and spells, play Quidditch, make parchment and quills, and compete for their house. Enjoy endless trivia and the study of magical creatures! Those who love Harry Potter don’t want to miss this week of Hogwarts fun.
     

    LEGO Robotics

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    This camp is designed as a fun introduction to robotics and programming. Students will use LEGO Mindstorm NXT robots to complete interesting challenges. Every student will have his/her own robot to use. Activities will involve building a robot and then programming it to complete various challenges. The week ends with a robotic sumo wrestling match where campers design a robot that can push other robots off a playing field. Will your robot be the victor? Students will not take robots home, but family is invited to watch the showdown. This camp is a great combination of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and FUN!
     

    Pop Art

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. –12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Paint a self-portrait, make a giant sculpture, and create art in the style of the artists of the 60’s, such as Andy Warhol, Claus Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein! You’ll make and take home some groovy art!!
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. Campers will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a pin cushion, a fun throw pillow, and a draw-string bag. All campers need to bring is 1 yard of quilting fabric and 3 yards of matching ribbon for the draw-string bag. We will provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!
     

    Soccer Intermediate

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Brent Roberts, CCES JV Boys Soccer Coach
    This coed camp is designed for beginner and experienced field players. The focus is on strengthening ball-handling skills, passing, set plays, and shooting techniques. Agility workouts, combined with skill drills, will promote movement on the ball and a soccer mindset. Each day includes small-sided matches. Players are divided up by skill level as needed for drills.
     

    The Art of Book-making

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you enjoy keeping a diary or sketchbook? Ever wonder how it was made? Come explore this concept and learn how to make a variety of book types. Campers will learn how to create marbling and how to sew the binding, along with how to press paper. Participants can make extra for their friends or keep them all to themselves!
     

    American Girl Doll: A Stroll Thru Time

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    American Girl Dolls bring history to life, and this week is a fantastic trip through the lives and times of the American Girls.Campers bring their dolls each day and experience what life was like in colonial times, the Civil War era, and the roaring twenties. They will enjoy authentic foods, discuss clothing, create crafts, and compare the lifestyles experienced by the girls today. On Friday, there is an old-fashioned picnic where campers dress up as their favorite doll!
     

    Art Magic

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be amazed with art that moves, glows, reflects, and wiggles! Magical paintings, magic paper art, dream catchers, and wands are just a few of the creative things campers will make during a magical week! All new projects from last summer.
     

    Cake Decorating Beginner

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and come cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Come create treats fit for any party! Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.
     

    Dodgeball

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball‑style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.
     

    Pokémon Strategies

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $195
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Pikachu calls you to come battle with him! Participants will learn and share advanced strategy for playing the game with trading cards and the new 3DS games. Campers will build their own gym and include it in a new region: what new Pokémon will the region contain? What new adventures await? After the week of competitive trading card game play, we will end with a tournament with prizes for the top performers. Campers should bring their cards from home each day (some will be provided).
     

    Tinkering

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    Taking machines apart and discovering how they work is exciting investigation! This week focuses on taking apart old appliances and machines such as VCRs, toasters, radios, etc., and seeing how the parts interconnect to make a working machine. Time will also be spent on tinkering or design challenges that allow campers to create something new with found parts! Campers are encouraged to bring in some old devices themselves, so a list of approved items will be sent home a few weeks before camp.
     

    Week 8

    Beach Art

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Imagine you’re at the beach...! If you’re not at the beach this week, these fun art activities are the next best thing! Artists will create a sandcastle, paint a self-portrait, create a sea creature sculpture, and more! The week will end with water play and splatter painting, so wear a swimsuit!
     

    Fashionista

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Laura Harling, CCES Upper School Administrative Assistant
    This week explores everything fashion. From how to put together an outfit, to how to accessorize it, this week will teach campers all the skills they need to look their best! Throughout the week guests representing popular clothing lines will join us to teach about color and pattern mixing do’s and don’ts. Campers will even make their own jewelry! Friday will bring a fun fashion show where campers wear bold outfits they put together on their own.
     

    Felted Animals

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you love cute animals and making things? Then come make some cute animals! Join us in learning how to make felted stuffed animals. These are made using loose wool and felting the wool with a needle. Students will create their own design and use their imaginations to bring it to life.
     

    Field Hockey

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Sara Hellman, CCES Varsity Field Hockey Coach
    Want to play a sport that is a combination of soccer and lacrosse? This sport is played with a stick and ball like lacrosse and with positioning similar to soccer. This camp is designed for beginners and teaches basic skills like passing, receiving, shooting, defending, and positioning. Games are played in a fun atmosphere. Sticks and balls are provided. Shin guards are recommended. Come learn and love this Northern sport that is gaining popularity in the South!
     

    Guitar

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $220
    Instructor: Matt Dingledine, Professional Guitarist and Teacher
    Make it the summer of rock! Summertime is the perfect time to pick up the guitar and let the good times roll. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a guitar or use the guitars provided at no additional charge. Campers can choose to learn a song from a variety of their favorite bands, such as The Beatles, Taylor Swift, or Imagine Dragons. With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read guitar music, and play together as an ensemble. Just remember: “Add six strings to the summer sun, and you will have twice the fun!”
     

    Keyboarding

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Val Hendrickson, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Make keyboarding instruction fun, and entice your students to build their skills. This teacher‑ and web-delivered camp combines interactive lessons with fun themes and flexible, adaptive practices to quickly bring students to touch-typing mastery. Students will use a provided laptop and have access to software from home.
     

    Minecraft Builders PC Edition

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    This advanced Minecraft camp will use the PC Edition to share worlds and build interactive landscapes. Daily creative challenges will guide campers through historical, architectural, and fantasy landscapes. We will explore competitive environments in various survival challenges, as well as go over the best tips and strategies to stay competitive. In order to attend, campers must already have a Minecraft PC Edition registered account and bring their username and password to the camp each day.
     

    Nerf Battles

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Open Hearts: Service Learning

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Advanced

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $220
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Sewers with some experience, through a past class or personal instruction, will love learning more advanced techniques. Campers will learn how to read a pattern, how to add a zipper, and how to use a variety of stitches on the machine. Participants will make a simple skirt with an elastic waistband, and a cross body bag with a zipper. Please bring 1 yard of quilting fabric and 1 yard of 3/8” wide elastic for the skirt. Bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper and needles, so you are familiar with your tools. All other supplies are provided. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own.
     
    Volleyball
    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Katie Touchton, CCES Varsity Volleyball Coach
    Open to beginners through advanced players, the group will be divided into small work groups based on skills and age. Players will improve their offensive and defensive skills through practice on individual technique. They will strengthen strategy skills through group drills and small-sided play. Campers will practice a variety of skills using drills, and they will play in matches to build technique and confidence throughout the week.
     

    Advanced Coding

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This camp is for those with some coding experience. Computer programmers will build on their knowledge to create more complex projects. Tynker and Scratch will be used along with other products, so that campers can build games they can play with outside of camp. Cool challenges and designs will be completed, along with learning techniques that can be used with school work in the future. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will have access to their online coding account from home after our week ends.
     

    Beach Art

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Imagine you’re at the beach...! If you’re not at the beach this week, these fun art activities are the next best thing! Artists will create a sandcastle, paint a self-portrait, create a sea creature sculpture, and more! The week will end with water play and splatter painting, so wear a swimsuit!
     

    Competitive Play Pokémon

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $195
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    This week is all about the battles! Participants with Pokémon experience should join and will use their gym to spend the week battling other campers. If they don’t have a gym, one will be created the first day. It is tournaments all week long! Campers should bring their own cards, and some new ones will be provided.
     

    Martial Arts

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    Optical Illusions

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    In this camp, drawings become magic as we create artwork to fool the eye. Learn the shading techniques and tessellations to create 3-D art in a 2-D plane. Viewers of your artwork will be entranced when they see your drawings begin to move and spin before their very eyes.
     

    Paint Your Pet

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Create a priceless portrait of your pet! Before camp begins, parents should email the instructor an image of their pet, and students should also bring a printed out image of their pet. Throughout the week campers will learn how to draw and paint animal features. First will be a gray scale study, along with an investigation of how illustrators paint animals in different styles. Then, each camper will create a canvas pet portrait. Very good quality pictures of the face of the pet are best for this camp.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Props Fabrication

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Creativity abounds as we learn about what happens behind the scenes in theatre. Participants will study the play, Alice in Wonderland, to learn how to create costumes, props, and set pieces for this classic story. Everyone will design and work together to find inventive ways to craft and build with provided materials for the selected scenes. All the skills learned can also easily be used on projects outside dramatic endeavors. This is the perfect blend of creativity and craftsmanship for anyone willing to use their imagination and get their hands a little dirty.
     

    The Greatest Showman

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    A week long session of dancing to your favorite songs from The Greatest Showman. This musical theatre camp is perfect for those that just need to move! “A Million Dreams,” “This is Me,” and “The Greatest Show” will have you groovin’ all week long. Each day will be accompanied by a craft to use in the dances. An informal showcase is held at the end of the week for all parents to view what the campers learned. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Wet & Wild

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $225
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher, and Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Do you love water parks? Then come join us for a week of exploring great water parks in Greenville! We will visit a different water park each day, Monday through Thursday, and spend Friday with a water day at CCES. We will enjoy boogie boarding at Discovery Island, try the 32ft tower drop at Otter Creek, get dizzy in the funnel slide at 7th Inning, and enjoy inflatable water slides on campus.
     

    Week 9

    The Great Playground Hunt

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $245
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week searches for the best playgrounds in Greenville! In the mornings, campers will explore outdoor playgrounds (a different one each day) and, in the afternoon, explore indoor playgrounds (such as Frankie’s Fun House and The Fun Gym). Campers can compare playgrounds and find the best one to fit their style of play, from places to climb, to fields to run through, we will explore them all!
     

    Candy Making

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service and Experiential Learning, and Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    Come live out Willy Wonka candy-creating fantasies! Campers learn how to cook with sugar and create kid-friendly, mouth-watering candies each day. Participants make colorful hard candies, chocolate creations, snack bars and more. All chefs sample their creations in class and take some home to share in adorable containers they craft. A recipe book is created, so campers can recreate their confections again and again.
     

    Jump Start 5th Grade Math

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 • $185
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Join this excellent opportunity to brush up on math skills. Review key math skills needed for fifth grade: problem solving, algebraic reasoning, decimals, fractions, fast facts, and percentages. Campers may also work on summer math packets. We’ll also include a few logic puzzles and games to get your brain ready for the start of a new school year in a fun and engaging way!
     

    Making Magic!

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Ladies and Gentlemen, join The Great Mrs. Burger in a week of magic adventures! Campers will learn numerous tricks to excite their audience and explore props to help the tricks work. They will also learn how to have pizzazz when completing a trick to make the showmanship more exciting. There will also be a guest magician and balloon twister extraordinaire joining the fun!
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Physics Phun

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Take a crash course in physics fun! Learn about physics and engineering design principles by building your own rollercoaster, catapults, paper airplanes and more. Each day will consist of a brief explanation of the principle of the day followed by construction time. Compete to see whose design is the best while learning why your creations actually work.
     

    Pop-Up Creations

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Pop-up books and cards are the focus of this camp, where campers craft special creations for a variety of occasions. Each camper will create a series of pop-up cards for birthdays, holidays, and other events, as well as a 4-page story book! Campers will use scissors, Exacto knives, and other cutting tools, so safety will be of the utmost importance. A variety of styles and techniques will be explored throughout the week.
     

    Spa Science

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Katherine Kramer, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Working in a science lab doesn’t always look like a Mad Scientist in a white lab coat! A Spa Science Lab looks like people about to pamper themselves! Come mix chemicals and conduct experiments in chemistry to make cleansing masks, foaming baths, oatmeal soaps, facials, and more. It smells lovely as campers mix sweet-smelling essential oils to experiment with perfumery. This is a fun way to encourage an interest in basic chemistry!
     
    Ukulele
    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $220
    Instructor: Matt Dingledine, Professional Guitarist and Teacher
    Make it the summer of rock! Summertime is the perfect time to pick up a new instrument and what could be cooler than a Ukulele? In no time you will be impressing your friends at gatherings playing this cute, unique instrument. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a Ukulele or use the ones provided at no additional charge. Campers can choose to learn a song from their favorite band! With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read music, and play together as an ensemble.
     

    Cake Decorating Advanced

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $180
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This camp is for those chefs who have completed Cake Decorating Beginner or for chefs with some baking/decorating experience. The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them using more advanced piping techniques. Campers learn how to create lovely icing shapes and figures to decorate cakes. They also learn how to display their creations on a beautiful tablescape. Each day, sweets are sampled in camp and taken home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.
     

    Digital Photography

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Delve into photography and its composition this week! Campers will use provided digital cameras to take photos. Some styles explored will be serious, such as stills, landscapes, and portraits. We will also explore capturing silly moments with photo booths and various photo props. Pictures are then edited using simple software, and prints will be taken home. Campers will also create frames and embellishments for their photos.
     

    Spa Science

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Katherine Kramer, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Working in a science lab doesn’t always look like a Mad Scientist in a white lab coat! A Spa Science Lab looks like people about to pamper themselves! Come mix chemicals and conduct experiments in chemistry to make cleansing masks, foaming baths, oatmeal soaps, facials, and more. It smells lovely as campers mix sweet-smelling essential oils to experiment with perfumery. This is a fun way to encourage an interest in basic chemistry!
     

    Yoga

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Coaches: Laura Mahony, High School English Teacher, and Jennifer Francis, Certified Yoga Instructor
    This refreshing week is all about the Zen. Campers will learn Yoga poses and do Yoga each day to improve flexibility, balance, and core strength. Daily themes that complement the pose names will keep the journey exciting! Many crafts to enhance the Yoga atmosphere will be created and will focus on techniques to relax, stay focused, and be more centered. Creations like mandalas and meditation bracelets, along with quotation rock gardens, and magic Zen jars will be brought home daily. Participants should bring a Yoga mat and wear comfortable, form-fitting clothes for ease of movement.
     

    Week 10

    The Best of Summer

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $245
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Summer is almost over, but it won’t feel like it this week! The entire week will be spent doing the things campers love best about summer — such as water games, outdoor fun, and crafts. There will be some summer cooking as campers make ice cream and have a traditional cookout. Campers can suggest and vote on activities to fill out the week and truly spend time doing their favorite summer activities (capture the flag anyone?). Campers will also venture off campus to bowl, to decorate cupcakes, and to jump at Pump It Up.
     

    Archery

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Gerry Lauber, CCES Upper School Math Teacher and National Archery in the Schools Program Certified Instructor
    Archery is a unique and challenging sport. Beginners will learn about this Olympic sport and be instructed in the basic techniques in bow anchoring, shooting, aiming, and safety. There will be lots of target practice, along with competitions for fun. All equipment is provided. If a student has a Genesis bow, it may be used. Any other personal equipment should be approved by the instructor.
     

    Ceramics

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Brent Roberts, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Join in the fun of creating with clay! Participants will create a variety of functional and sculptural pieces while learning and practicing various clay forming and decorating techniques. Since all pieces will be kiln-fired, some will not come home during the week, but will be picked up at a later date after the final firing.
     

    Etiquette

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. –12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Teri Block, Cotillion Director
    Join a manners expert for an incredible journey through politeness. Campers will experience hands-on lessons in basic table manners, birthday party etiquette, introductions, appearances, sports etiquette, and basic manners in the home. Key learnings are in dining experiences, “How do you eat spaghetti, correctly?” “How do you eat with chop sticks?” Ballroom dance instruction is included such as the Beach Shag, Waltz, and other dances will be taught to help participants gain confidence for social engagements.
     

    Jump Start 5th Grade English

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 • $185
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    Join this excellent opportunity to brush up on English skills. Participants will review parts of speech, mechanics, reading comprehension, and writing skills. Through the use of language puzzles, drills, and competitive games, campers will refresh their language skills and confidence. Campers will address their required reading lists, where needed.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Stop Motion Animation



    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants create stop-motion videos individually and in group projects. All equipment is provided, such as iPads and laptops.
     

    Music Creation

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Joy Hughes, CCES Lower School Music Teacher
    Using provided iPads and a variety of apps, campers will blend technology and music to create fun sounds, manipulate rhythm, and experiment with instruments. Participants will explore pitch, tone, and patterns in music. They can write and record their own music and experiment with different types of notation and visualization. This exciting exploration of sound allows participants to create music in unique ways.
     

    Pet Care

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.
     

    Street Art

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jake Galm, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and street artist
    Join this trendy camp to create cool street art stickers! Participants will draw their designs and then upload them digitally for editing. Campers will learn how to use Photoshop to create edgy designs to print on special paper which is added to adhesive backing to create stickers. The bold, stylized creations can even be holograms!
     

    Writing Expressions

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    This course focuses on developing emerging writers in both creative and academic forms. Students will explore mentor texts from a variety of literary genres and be introduced to key elements that constitute strong writing, such as structure, logic, flow, style, and voice. They will create a developmental portfolio of multiple writing pieces, ranging from creative narratives to informative exposition. With a piece of their choosing, students will be guided through the writing process, and at the end of the week, they may share their work in a collaborative and encouraging setting. Writing mechanics and fundamentals at the middle‑school level will be reinforced to include sentence structure, paragraph design, essay organization, and appropriate punctuation and formatting. Students may bring their required summer writing assignments to practice and improve the writing skills introduced throughout the week.
     

    Week 11

    Day Trippers II

    August 12 – 16 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Got the end-of-summer doldrums? Then join us for an exciting week and visit all the hot spots! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, have a blast at Gattitown, explore Lake Conestee Nature Park, let out energy jumping at Pump It Up, and enjoy bowling with their friends! Don’t miss a day of sizzlin’ summer fun!
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    Week 2

    Basket Weaving

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Ever seen someone weaving a basket, and wondered “how did they do that?” Then come learn this traditional craft for yourself and learn the ancient art of basket weaving. Campers will learn traditional and contemporary skills to create baskets, which will look great as decorations, or for holding special keepsakes.
     

    Behind the Scenes

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Always wanted to join the action of a stage production but too nervous for performing? Then join this engaging course all about the behind-the-scenes important roles that keep a performance alive. Discover how to control the lighting and sound booth, how to create and display set designs, how to create costumes, and how to be a stage manager and keep the performers where they need to be on time for their scenes. Campers will use the Christ Church state-of-the-art, 600‑seat Performing Arts Center.
     

    Explore Greenville  

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: James Greco, CCES Middle School Dean of Students
    This exciting week is all about the beautiful city of Greenville that we call home! Join us as we tour the sights, sounds, and tastes all around us. Not only do participants learn about the history and culture of Greenville but they get to explore it in person as we take a field trip each day to a new hot spot in town. Learn about Shoeless Joe Jackson and why he lost his shoes. What is a Swamp Rabbit and where did he come from? What made this city the perfect place to get revved up about BMW and the automotive industry? Explore some of the farms that provide food to some of our area’s award-winning restaurants. Don’t miss this exciting week all about Greenville!
     

    Track and Field

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Ali Raffensperger, CCES Second Grade Teacher and former college track competitor
    Calling all those interested in the unique offerings of track and field! In this sampler course, campers will explore and practice a different event each day. There will be running events, such as sprints, hurdles, and relays. There will be throwing events, such as discus and shot put. There will be jumping events, such as long jump, high jump, and triple jump. Athletes will sample each event and learn about the techniques to succeed at each.  
     

    Woodworking I

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $210
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Come work in a live shop to build with wood! Participants use basic wood-working tools to include power items such as a drill press, miter saw, band saw and belt sander. Manual tools, such as hammers, nails, clamps, and sanders are also used. A wooden board game, birdhouse, and model car are built by hand! Because safety is the utmost priority in the camp, proper safety wear and precautions are mandatory each day.
     

    Acting Up

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    This fun, improv experience will have campers excited about acting! Through thrilling games and exercises to find voice, campers learn about and practice how to show emotion through actions. They will develop projection skills along with confidence in displaying a range of feelings to an audience.
     

    Art Around the World

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Have you always wanted to travel the world? During this week you can! Campers will make art inspired by different cultures and countries around the world, such as Pinatas, Chinese Lanterns, Japanese Kokeshi Dolls, and Native American Dream Catchers. Places explored will include those in Asia, Africa, South America, and more!
     

    Fencing Beginner

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.
     

    Girly Tween Fun

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $180
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Grab a friend (or make a new one!) and join us in some silly, crafty, girly fun! We will spend the week making trendy projects that are sure to be a hit! Projects will include making an essential oil diffuser bracelet, kawaii inspired succulent planter, personalized polymer clay necklace, adorable llama room decor, and a whimsical photo holder. In between crafting we will be playing silly games that will have us all giggling and enjoying each other’s company! Join us for a relaxing and fun time creating, chatting, and laughing! Girls only.
     

    Week 3

    Bushcraft

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Coach: James Greco, CCES Middle School Dean of Students
    Bushcraft is the art of survival in the wilderness, and during this week-long adventure, campers will learn about fire building, knife skills and safety, wilderness first aid, foraging, rope-making, and other things needed to make it out in the “bush.” Campers will gain an appreciation for the natural world and learn all about the secrets found in our neck of the woods.
     

    Cheerleading Intermediate

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    This camp is for beginners and for those with some experience. Campers will learn all the popular CCES cheers along with dance routines and stunts. Working with Varsity cheerleaders, athletes will improve technique and voice to help lead the crowd! On Friday, participants will cheer at the football camp end-of-week game at Carson Stadium and perform at half-time. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     

    DJ Camp

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Come be a sound mixologist! Learn how to blend songs and create your own tracks. This camp will explore music mixing and beats. Campers will create multiple pieces of music using old and new music and add their own “spin.” Laptops and iPads needed for mixing will be provided. Campers will take home copies of their jams or create a YouTube channel.
     

    Drones & Other Flying Things

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Coach: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Want to fly a drone? Well you’ll get to as you encounter the world of things that fly. Each day you’ll have the chance to improve your drone flying skills as we learn basic skills that will lead to precision landings and drone races! We’ll also see how design affects paper airplane flight, launch model rockets and fly kites. Other items we’ll be using include frisbees, straw rockets, balloon rockets and learning how to play with a Fox Tail. Don’t miss out on this hands-on, interactive camp where the sky is the limit!
     

    Football

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Tommy Bobo, CCES Assistant Varsity Football Coach, and CCES Varsity Football Players
    Come get your game on! Players will complete age-appropriate exercises, activities, and competitive games designed to improve their agility, ball handling, throwing, and catching skills. Coaches will work individually and in group settings to increase campers’ confidence and knowledge of the game in a fun, active learning environment. Campers will compete against one another in drills and games, but will be divided by age, size, and experience as needed. Camp includes an exciting football skills combine competition to see who is the most accurate passer, has the strongest arm, and is the fastest 40-yard dasher. Camp will be low contact with flag or tag football only, so pads and helmets are not needed. The last day will feature a fun scrimmage for parents to come watch, and the cheerleading camp will join to practice their skills, too.    
     

    Fortnite Fantasy Fun!

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    Why play a video game when you can LIVE IT! Campers will create a live Fortnite game and investigate the many dances and strategies in the game. They will also take a trip to Spare Time for some Laser Tag and have a Nerf Battle Royale. Get ready for the most fun you can have with FORTNITE without picking up a joystick! Who needs video games?
     

    Mosaics

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Campers will create incredible pieces using glass, purler beads, and other materials in a mosaic design. These pieces will last for years to come and can be used to decorate a garden, like a tiled pot, or a bedroom with a beautiful wall hanging piece.
     

    Nerf Battles

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. Campers will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a pin cushion, a fun throw pillow, and a draw-string bag. All campers need to bring is 1 yard of quilting fabric and 3 yards of matching ribbon for the draw-string bag. We will provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!
     

    Skateboarding

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Coach: Cumi Ikeda, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and skateboard instructor
    Calling all aspiring skaters! In this beginner camp, participants will practice how to (correctly) stand on a board, push, tic tac, kickturn, and, if they’re up for it, ollie. Sessions will be a combination of skateboarding, studying skate videos, and learning skate terminology. Campers are required to bring and wear their own helmets and encouraged to have additional safety equipment. Skateboards are provided. All skating will occur on the CCES campus, away from any traffic.
     

    Basketball Intermediate

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Kimberly Morgan, CCES Middle School PE Teacher
    This camp is for beginners or those with some experience. Basic basketball skills are developed, including passing, dribbling, shooting, and team-building plays. Participants work on individual skills and team skills through a variety of drills, small games, and competitions. Campers are divided by skill level as needed.
     

    Drawing Boot Camp

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Calling all young artists eager to become better at drawing! Come learn the specialized skills needed to become more confident in sketching and learn to draw more realistic forms. Campers will practice drawing people and other objects while learning how to shade to create depth and shape.
     

    Girls Who Lead

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $195
    Instructor: Gina Varat, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Are you a natural born leader – ready to rule the world? Or are you interested in increasing the awareness, skills and confidence to live as an everyday leader? This class, designed especially for young women, looks at aspects of leadership like confidence, courage, and self-awareness. Campers take an inventory to determine their leadership style and listen to TED talks about the subject. Guest speakers, including local female leaders and professional coaches, will advise the girls on honing their skills. A super-fun “power day” includes a self-defense class created especially for young women. Participants will create an inspirational piece of jewelry to remind them of their inner strength. Girls will leave with a notebook of resources to reference later.
     

    Nerf Battles

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Un Poco Loco Taco

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Spanish Teacher
    Do you love eating at Mexican restaurants? This is a week of learning to make several different kinds of tacos using traditional and maybe a few non-traditional ingredients. No spicy stuff but be prepared to try new things! Campers will learn age-appropriate kitchen skills, including cutting and chopping safely, measuring, washing produce, boiling and mashing, planning a meal and cleaning up when we’re finished. The week ends with a Friday Fiesta! OLE!
     

    Week 4

    Thrill Seekers           

    June 25 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $275*
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is for middle schoolers only! Campers will go off campus each day for incredible field‑trip fun. This week, campers will visit the White Water Training Center in Charlotte, go out to lunch, and volunteer at a local charity. They will also visit other places, such as Spare Time, Frankie’s Fun Park, an ice-skating rink, a cupcake‑decorating shop, Big Air, Discovery Island Waterpark, or the movies. Final schedules will be posted in March. All fees associated with the field trips are included in the camp fee, but campers can bring small amounts of cash for various, optional, concessions. Don’t miss this awesome week of visiting cool places with your buddies!
    *Please note: Camp meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only.
     

    Camp Comedy

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Do you love to deliver a good punch line? Love to create giggles? Then join this camp designed to develop comedic prowess. Using improv, performance, and writing exercises, campers will learn how to create comedy that highlights their personality and imagination. Campers will create original comedy individually and as a group in a variety of forms for a full week of learning and laughs.
     

    Digital Animation

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers will use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants will create stop-motion videos, computer-based characters, and collaborate on a group project. iPads and laptops are provided.
     

    Disc Golf

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Nichole Daniels, Upper School Biology Teacher, and disc golf enthusiast
    Join this week of trendy fun! Using a permanent course on campus and setting up temporary courses to challenge participants as their skills grow, this week is full of excitement! Participants will learn about the different types of discs (putter, driver, etc.) and when to use them. They will also practice and perfect their tossing skills and how to land in the cages.
     

    Fencing Beginner

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.
     

    Flag Football

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Join the huddle and have a blast as we play flag football! Campers will learn skills, positions, tactics, and strategies while having fun in this safe, no-tackle, low-contact football camp. Daily activities include skill games, where everyone practices with a ball, and head-to-head team games in a season-like format. Come join the camp where everyone gets a chance to be the quarterback in every game.
     

    Open Hearts: Service Learning

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Safari Sculpture

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Come on an artistic safari! In this camp, students will create some of their favorite animals using paper mache. Campers will learn proper paper mache techniques and then will make wearable masks and create functional “piggy banks.” Students are sure to go wild!
     

    Fashion Illustration

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Are you interested in art and fashion? Then this is the camp for you! Campers will learn the art of fashion illustration by learning how to draw people and then how to draw/create clothes that are flattering using different proportions and styles. Students will learn about proportion, pattern, and different textiles while improving their drawing skills.
     

    Girls in Government

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $155
    Instructor: Gina Varat, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Did you know that women, while consisting of a little over half of the U.S. population, are still a minority in local, state and federal political offices and appointed positions? If you are a girl who is fascinated by politics or inspired by debates and races – this camp is for you! Girls in Government will provide a unique opportunity for participants to not only learn the basics of our system of government, but also speak with local and statewide female political figures. They will share with us their stories and strategies of being a female official in a male-dominated entity. We will finish the week with a visit and tour of Greenville’s City Hall.
     

    Harry Potter

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join us on the Hogwarts Express for a week full of wizardry and magic. Campers will make wands, study weird plants in herbology, make edible potions and spells, play Quidditch, make parchment and quills, and compete for their house. Enjoy endless trivia and the study of magical creatures! Those who love Harry Potter don’t want to miss this week of Hogwarts fun.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Middle & Upper School only

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends.
     

    Playwright: Page to Stage

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher, and published playwright
    This camp is for those who want to write plays and stories. Learn how to develop the parts of a play: the plot, the dialogue, the exposition, the conflict, the complications, and the climax. Campers are welcome to bring a piece of work to tweak or create a new concept this week. The overall goal of this camp is the creative process of developing a play and going from a thought in your head to words on the page.
     

    Rube Goldberg Engineering Experience

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Science Teacher
    Rube Goldberg is a famous inventor and cartoonist known for making simple tasks ridiculously complex. A Rube Goldberg Machine “is an overly complex contraption, designed with humor and a narrative, to accomplish a simple task.” The machine typically involves a chain reaction of events to produce the final simple step. Campers will enjoy the challenge of turning a simple task, like flipping on a light switch, into an incredible maze of reactions to finally end with task completion. Campers will choose any task and then create the silly, complex system to complete the task. Assorted items from home may be needed, but most materials can be found within our huge supply.
     

    Wrestling

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!
     

    Week 6

    Baton Twirling

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Coach: Julianne Foster, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and two-time Parade Corp National Champion
    New this year, Baton Twirling will teach campers the basics of marching; including form, technique, and timing. There will also be instruction in basic twirls, rolls and steps which will be put together for a short, fun and upbeat routine. The week will end with the campers marching in their very own parade around the CCES campus. Each camper will receive a new Star Line “Starlet” baton to take home each day and keep at the end of the week.
     

    Franken Figures

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you have a strong imagination and love to try new things? Then join this unique art camp! This week campers create their own hybrid animals by disassembling old stuffed animals and use the parts to create a sculpture of something entirely new. Picture the Simpsonville Smooney, but your own creation.
     

    Imagine It! Halloween

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This amazing camp is all about Halloween costumes, props, and haunted houses! Mrs. Burger has extensive costume making experience and shares her expertise on materials/techniques to build realistic, unique costumes using durable materials. In addition, campers will learn how to create the best haunted house on the block filled with the coolest Halloween props. Don’t miss this spooktacular camp!
     

    Lacrosse Coed

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $155
    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players. Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys.
     

    Middle School Coding

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy new concept is fun and practical. Using applications such as Tynker, Scratch, and more, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem-solving techniques learned to design will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.
     

    Roller Time Skating Advanced

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Calling all skaters! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches advanced techniques and is only for those with skating experience. Skaters will learn how to do a spiral, shoot the duck backwards, complete multiple jumps using only one foot to land, execute various spins, and learn several footwork combination moves. On Friday, parents may attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering.
     

    Soccer Premier

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Sean Vick, CCES Varsity Boys Soccer Coach
    This coed camp is designed for experienced field players. Players will strengthen ball-handling skills with a variety of drills to focus on touch. Campers will improve set play skills, along with shooting techniques. Agility workouts, combined with skill drills, will promote movement on the ball and a soccer mindset. Each day includes small-sided matches. Players are divided up by skill level as needed for drills.
     

    Star Wars Jedi Training

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Kristi Byers, CCES Middle School Teacher
    The Force is alive in this amazing week full of galactic adventures! Aspiring Jedi will train their minds with Star Wars Trivia and other mind games, and they will train their reflexes with mock battles. They will make lightsabers to battle with along with other weapons of their choosing. In addition to the mind and body training, participants will explore the characters, aliens, and spacecrafts of all the Star Wars films.
     

    T-shirt Quilt

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    This week campers will create a one-of-a-kind quilt. Please bring in 20 of your favorite, old shirts, each able to yield a 12 x12 cut square, and a twin size sheet. Campers learn how to make squares and then sew them all together. By the end of the week you’ll have a keepsake quilt! Beginner sewers are welcome. Please bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper and needles if you have one. All other materials are provided, including sewing machines. Campers may bring their own machine if they prefer.
     

    Woodworking II

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 9 • $225
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    This is the second course in the woodworking series. Campers should have completed the basic woodworking class in order to enroll in this camp. We’ll take some of the skills we learned in the first class and use them to build more challenging projects. Students will be able to design their own toy vehicle, so each one will be different. Students will also be able to develop another project of their choice. Some ideas may include wooden games, a birdhouse, desk items or a candy dispenser. We’ll also take a day-long field trip to the Wood Crafters Guild of Greenville to see authentic woodworkers completing their projects. Campers will be able to observe and ask questions to learn more about the woodworking process. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to further enhance your skills as a woodworker!
     

    Camp Half-Blood

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    Calling all Percy Jackson fans and those who like Greek mythology and games! This camp is for you! Using a fun survey, participants will test into a Greek god/goddess team and then with that team meet challenges throughout the week. There will be puzzles and thinking challenges as well as obstacles and Minute to Win-it type challenges. Come see how you stack up against other Greek demi-gods!
     

    Dance Fusion

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Come dance to fun music in a dance sampler course. Campers will develop skills in 3 styles of dance: Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Jazz. Dancers will learn a dance in each style and create their own routines, while building confidence and passion for dance. On Friday, there will be an informal showcase for parents to see the campers’ talents! Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Face Painting

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Kim Granner, Professional Artist
    Learn the art of face painting! Campers will create a new character face each day as they follow step-by-step instructions. Faces such as realistic animals and fantasy characters are explored. On the final day participants will create their own individual face painting design using all the techniques learned during the week.
     

    How to Draw Comics

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Are you interested in creating your own comic book, but not sure where to begin? This camp will guide participants through the process as they create interesting characters, create the storyline, and then learn how to illustrate their concept. Campers will learn many techniques that professional comic artists use, such as how to convey action and create realistic forms.
     

    Media Makers

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Jamie Bryant, CCES Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications
    In this dynamic course, students will learn how to create and engage with various types of media. They can practice writing a short piece for a radio recording or preparing for a television appearance. We will visit multiple, local media outlets where participants can see the behind-the scenes action in studios and meet local media experts. Throughout the week, students will report on local activities via their own podcast or media channel of choice. Students will learn how to collaborate with others to create and safely share a variety of content.
     

    So Dramatic!

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This camp is an exciting introduction to acting. Campers will learn techniques needed to perform in a production, such as voice, projection, and stage presence. Actors will study costume design, stage make-up, and set creation. They will learn how to audition for parts, rehearse songs, practice lines and blocking, and how to get rid of the jitters! All are welcome, regardless of prior theater experience.  
     

    Week 7

    Basketball Academy

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $285
    Coach: John Butler, CCES Varsity Boys Basketball Coach  
    This camp is for players of all experience levels, as players are divided into small groups for skills practice. Specific areas of concentration are ball handling, shooting, one-on-one skills, perimeter player moves, man-to-man defense, transition offense, and transition defense. Campers will improve individual technique through drills and team concepts during game play. All participants receive a free basketball.
     

    Backyard Games

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    3-2-1-GO! In this camp, the more, the merrier, as we play games designed for a crowd! Every game is perfect to take home and play with the entire neighborhood. In teams or solo, campers will enjoy playing classics like capture the flag, all forms of tag, water balloon challenges, and hide and seek style games. Campers will learn new games like the blind-fold team challenge, hula hoop race, and creative relay races. With an emphasis on strategy and team work, this week is going to be a blast with everyone going home a champion at the 2019 Backyard Games!
     

    Cake Decorating Beginner

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and come cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Come create treats fit for any party! Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.
     

    Cardboard Creations

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Suzie Kilian, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Imagination is a wonderful thing and this week lets your imagination run wild. Using cardboard pieces, participants will create amazing art. From a 3-D wall hanging to pieces you can play in, the possibilities of what to create are endless. Some challenges of creation and guided pieces will also be included.
     

    Fencing Intermediate

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $210
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    This is for campers with some previous fencing experience. All safety equipment and swords are provided. Participants will progress to electronic scoring bouts throughout the week. An advanced sword, an electric foil, is used to improve techniques, tactics, postures, and proper thrusts. We will use the techniques covered in beginner and intermediate fencing together to fence Olympic style matches.
     

    Harry Potter

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join us on the Hogwarts Express for a week full of wizardry and magic. Campers will make wands, study weird plants in herbology, make edible potions and spells, play Quidditch, make parchment and quills, and compete for their house. Enjoy endless trivia and the study of magical creatures! Those who love Harry Potter don’t want to miss this week of Hogwarts fun.
     

    LEGO Robotics

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    This camp is designed as a fun introduction to robotics and programming. Students will use LEGO Mindstorm NXT robots to complete interesting challenges. Every student will have his/her own robot to use. Activities will involve building a robot and then programming it to complete various challenges. The week ends with a robotic sumo wrestling match where campers design a robot that can push other robots off a playing field. Will your robot be the victor? Students will not take robots home, but family is invited to watch the showdown. This camp is a great combination of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and FUN!
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. Campers will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a pin cushion, a fun throw pillow, and a draw-string bag. All campers need to bring is 1 yard of quilting fabric and 3 yards of matching ribbon for the draw-string bag. We will provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!
     

    The Art of Book-making

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you enjoy keeping a diary or sketchbook? Ever wonder how it was made? Come explore this concept and learn how to make a variety of book types. Campers will learn how to create marbling and how to sew the binding, along with how to press paper. Participants can make extra for their friends or keep them all to themselves!
     

    App Design

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $195
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    Want to learn to program an app for your cell phone or tablet? App Inventor is an application from MIT designed to teach students how to create simple apps that can be downloaded to Android devices. (Apple version coming soon!) Camp provides cell phones, so bringing your own is optional. After learning the basics of App Inventor, students will work individually or in pairs to develop their own apps. App Inventor is free, so students can continue improving their apps and creating others on their own computers after camp is over. This camp is a great introduction to programming concepts and a stepping stone toward application design for all devices. Check out appinventor.mit.edu for more information. This requires logical thinking, similar to math classes, so students (especially younger ones) need to feel comfortable with mathematical concepts to enjoy this camp to the fullest.
     

    Cake Decorating Beginner

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and come cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Come create treats fit for any party! Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.
     

    Crochet

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Crochet is a challenging and useful art. Participants will learn simple stitches, like chain, single crochet, and double crochet and how to use these stitches to create texture. They will also learn necessary terms like “yarn-over” or “granny square” and how to read a simple pattern. Campers will make several pieces, such as a hat and a piece of jewelry, and learn how to crochet several shapes to embellish clothing. All hooks and yarn skeins are provided.
     

    Dodgeball

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball‑style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.
     

    Pokémon Strategies

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $195
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Pikachu calls you to come battle with him! Participants will learn and share advanced strategy for playing the game with trading cards and the new 3DS games. Campers will build their own gym and include it in a new region: what new Pokémon will the region contain? What new adventures await? After the week of competitive trading card game play, we will end with a tournament with prizes for the top performers. Campers should bring their cards from home each day (some will be provided).
     

    Tinkering

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    Taking machines apart and discovering how they work is exciting investigation! This week focuses on taking apart old appliances and machines such as VCRs, toasters, radios, etc., and seeing how the parts interconnect to make a working machine. Time will also be spent on tinkering or design challenges that allow campers to create something new with found parts! Campers are encouraged to bring in some old devices themselves, so a list of approved items will be sent home a few weeks before camp.
     

    Week 8

    Felted Animals

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you love cute animals and making things? Then come make some cute animals! Join us in learning how to make felted stuffed animals. These are made using loose wool and felting the wool with a needle. Students will create their own design and use their imaginations to bring it to life.
     

    Field Hockey

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Sara Hellman, CCES Varsity Field Hockey Coach
    Want to play a sport that is a combination of soccer and lacrosse? This sport is played with a stick and ball like lacrosse and with positioning similar to soccer. This camp is designed for beginners and teaches basic skills like passing, receiving, shooting, defending, and positioning. Games are played in a fun atmosphere. Sticks and balls are provided. Shin guards are recommended. Come learn and love this Northern sport that is gaining popularity in the South!
     

    Intro to Electronics Through Arduino

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $260
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    How are electronic gadgets so smart? In this camp we will learn the basics of electrical circuits that use sensors, lights, and motors. Participants will learn how to program Arduino microcontrollers to allow gadgets to sense motion, light up, and move! Arduino is an electronics platform that is easy to use and program. Each student will receive an Arduino Starter Kit that he or she can keep after the camp. Using the kits, we will complete simple projects. Campers will also experiment with electricity and learn how to solder electrical components using a real soldering iron.
     

    Keyboarding

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Val Hendrickson, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Make keyboarding instruction fun, and entice your students to build their skills. This teacher‑ and web-delivered camp combines interactive lessons with fun themes and flexible, adaptive practices to quickly bring students to touch-typing mastery. Students will use a provided laptop and have access to software from home.
     

    Minecraft Builders PC Edition

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    This advanced Minecraft camp will use the PC Edition to share worlds and build interactive landscapes. Daily creative challenges will guide campers through historical, architectural, and fantasy landscapes. We will explore competitive environments in various survival challenges, as well as go over the best tips and strategies to stay competitive. In order to attend, campers must already have a Minecraft PC Edition registered account and bring their username and password to the camp each day.
     

    Nerf Battles

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Open Hearts: Service Learning

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Advanced

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $220
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Sewers with some experience, through a past class or personal instruction, will love learning more advanced techniques. Campers will learn how to read a pattern, how to add a zipper, and how to use a variety of stitches on the machine. Participants will make a simple skirt with an elastic waistband, and a cross body bag with a zipper. Please bring 1 yard of quilting fabric and 1 yard of 3/8” wide elastic for the skirt. Bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper and needles, so you are familiar with your tools. All other supplies are provided. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own.
     

    Volleyball

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Katie Touchton, CCES Varsity Volleyball Coach
    Open to beginners through advanced players, the group will be divided into small work groups based on skills and age. Players will improve their offensive and defensive skills through practice on individual technique. They will strengthen strategy skills through group drills and small-sided play. Campers will practice a variety of skills using drills, and they will play in matches to build technique and confidence throughout the week.
     

    Advanced Coding

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This camp is for those with some coding experience. Computer programmers will build on their knowledge to create more complex projects. Tynker and Scratch will be used along with other products, so that campers can build games they can play with outside of camp. Cool challenges and designs will be completed, along with learning techniques that can be used with school work in the future. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will have access to their online coding account from home after our week ends.
     

    Competitive Play Pokémon

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $195
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    This week is all about the battles! Participants with Pokémon experience should join and will use their gym to spend the week battling other campers. If they don’t have a gym, one will be created the first day. It is tournaments all week long! Campers should bring their own cards, and some new ones will be provided.
     

    Keyboarding

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Val Hendrickson, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Make keyboarding instruction fun, and entice your students to build their skills. This teacher‑ and web-delivered camp combines interactive lessons with fun themes and flexible, adaptive practices to quickly bring students to touch-typing mastery. Students will use a provided laptop and have access to software from home.
     

    Martial Arts

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    Optical Illusions

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    In this camp, drawings become magic as we create artwork to fool the eye. Learn the shading techniques and tessellations to create 3-D art in a 2-D plane. Viewers of your artwork will be entranced when they see your drawings begin to move and spin before their very eyes.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Props Fabrication

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Creativity abounds as we learn about what happens behind the scenes in theatre. Participants will study the play, Alice in Wonderland, to learn how to create costumes, props, and set pieces for this classic story. Everyone will design and work together to find inventive ways to craft and build with provided materials for the selected scenes. All the skills learned can also easily be used on projects outside dramatic endeavors. This is the perfect blend of creativity and craftsmanship for anyone willing to use their imagination and get their hands a little dirty.
     

    The Greatest Showman

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    A week long session of dancing to your favorite songs from The Greatest Showman. This musical theatre camp is perfect for those that just need to move! “A Million Dreams,” “This is Me,” and “The Greatest Show” will have you groovin’ all week long. Each day will be accompanied by a craft to use in the dances. An informal showcase is held at the end of the week for all parents to view what the campers learned. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Wet & Wild

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $225
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher, and Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Do you love water parks? Then come join us for a week of exploring great water parks in Greenville! We will visit a different water park each day, Monday through Thursday, and spend Friday with a water day at CCES. We will enjoy boogie boarding at Discovery Island, try the 32ft tower drop at Otter Creek, get dizzy in the funnel slide at 7th Inning, and enjoy inflatable water slides on campus.
     

    Week 9

    Candy Making

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service and Experiential Learning, and Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    Come live out Willy Wonka candy-creating fantasies! Campers learn how to cook with sugar and create kid-friendly, mouth-watering candies each day. Participants make colorful hard candies, chocolate creations, snack bars and more. All chefs sample their creations in class and take some home to share in adorable containers they craft. A recipe book is created, so campers can recreate their confections again and again.
     

    Jump Start 6th Grade English

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 • $185
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    Don’t miss the chance to brush up on English skills. The course will review parts of speech, writing mechanics, reading comprehension, and writing skills. Through the use of language puzzles, drills, and competitive games, campers will refresh their language skills and confidence. Participants may address their required reading lists, where needed.
     

    Making Magic!

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Ladies and Gentlemen, join The Great Mrs. Burger in a week of magic adventures! Campers will learn numerous tricks to excite their audience and explore props to help the tricks work. They will also learn how to have pizzazz when completing a trick to make the showmanship more exciting. There will also be a guest magician and balloon twister extraordinaire joining the fun!
     

    Physics Phun

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Take a crash course in physics fun! Learn about physics and engineering design principles by building your own rollercoaster, catapults, paper airplanes and more. Each day will consist of a brief explanation of the principle of the day followed by construction time. Compete to see whose design is the best while learning why your creations actually work.
     

    Pop-Up Creations

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Pop-up books and cards are the focus of this camp, where campers craft special creations for a variety of occasions. Each camper will create a series of pop-up cards for birthdays, holidays, and other events, as well as a 4-page story book! Campers will use scissors, Exacto knives, and other cutting tools, so safety will be of the utmost importance. A variety of styles and techniques will be explored throughout the week.
     

    Spa Science

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Katherine Kramer, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Working in a science lab doesn’t always look like a Mad Scientist in a white lab coat! A Spa Science Lab looks like people about to pamper themselves! Come mix chemicals and conduct experiments in chemistry to make cleansing masks, foaming baths, oatmeal soaps, facials, and more. It smells lovely as campers mix sweet-smelling essential oils to experiment with perfumery. This is a fun way to encourage an interest in basic chemistry!
     

    Ukulele

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $220
    Instructor: Matt Dingledine, Professional Guitarist and Teacher
    Make it the summer of rock! Summertime is the perfect time to pick up a new instrument and what could be cooler than a Ukulele? In no time you will be impressing your friends at gatherings playing this cute, unique instrument. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a Ukulele or use the ones provided at no additional charge. Campers can choose to learn a song from their favorite band! With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read music, and play together as an ensemble.
     

    Cake Decorating Advanced

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $180
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This camp is for those chefs who have completed Cake Decorating Beginner or for chefs with some baking/decorating experience. The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them using more advanced piping techniques. Campers learn how to create lovely icing shapes and figures to decorate cakes. They also learn how to display their creations on a beautiful tablescape. Each day, sweets are sampled in camp and taken home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.
     

    Digital Photography

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Delve into photography and its composition this week! Campers will use provided digital cameras to take photos. Some styles explored will be serious, such as stills, landscapes, and portraits. We will also explore capturing silly moments with photo booths and various photo props. Pictures are then edited using simple software, and prints will be taken home. Campers will also create frames and embellishments for their photos.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Middle & Upper School only

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Spa Science

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Katherine Kramer, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Working in a science lab doesn’t always look like a Mad Scientist in a white lab coat! A Spa Science Lab looks like people about to pamper themselves! Come mix chemicals and conduct experiments in chemistry to make cleansing masks, foaming baths, oatmeal soaps, facials, and more. It smells lovely as campers mix sweet-smelling essential oils to experiment with perfumery. This is a fun way to encourage an interest in basic chemistry!
     

    Yoga

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Coaches: Laura Mahony, High School English Teacher, and Jennifer Francis, Certified Yoga Instructor
    This refreshing week is all about the Zen. Campers will learn Yoga poses and do Yoga each day to improve flexibility, balance, and core strength. Daily themes that complement the pose names will keep the journey exciting! Many crafts to enhance the Yoga atmosphere will be created and will focus on techniques to relax, stay focused, and be more centered. Creations like mandalas and meditation bracelets, along with quotation rock gardens, and magic Zen jars will be brought home daily. Participants should bring a Yoga mat and wear comfortable, form-fitting clothes for ease of movement.
     

    Week 10

    Archery

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Gerry Lauber, CCES Upper School Math Teacher and National Archery in the Schools Program Certified Instructor
    Archery is a unique and challenging sport. Beginners will learn about this Olympic sport and be instructed in the basic techniques in bow anchoring, shooting, aiming, and safety. There will be lots of target practice, along with competitions for fun. All equipment is provided. If a student has a Genesis bow, it may be used. Any other personal equipment should be approved by the instructor.
     

    Etiquette

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. –12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Teri Block, Cotillion Director
    Join a manners expert for an incredible journey through politeness. Campers will experience hands-on lessons in basic table manners, birthday party etiquette, introductions, appearances, sports etiquette, and basic manners in the home. Key learnings are in dining experiences, “How do you eat spaghetti, correctly?” “How do you eat with chop sticks?” Ballroom dance instruction is included such as the Beach Shag, Waltz, and other dances will be taught to help participants gain confidence for social engagements.
     

    Jump Start 6th Grade Math

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 • $185
    Instructors: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Mr. Silleman uses a hands-on approach to review key math skills: problem solving, algebraic reasoning, decimals, fractions, simple geometry skills, and percentages. Campers may also work on summer math packets if needed. We’ll get your brain going by completing some logic puzzles, playing some math games and working on Smartboard activities. Don’t miss the chance to brush up on math skills in a fun and exciting way!
     

    Music Creation

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Joy Hughes, CCES Lower School Music Teacher
    Using provided iPads and a variety of apps, campers will blend technology and music to create fun sounds, manipulate rhythm, and experiment with instruments. Participants will explore pitch, tone, and patterns in music. They can write and record their own music and experiment with different types of notation and visualization. This exciting exploration of sound allows participants to create music in unique ways.
     
    Paul T. Riddle Middle & Upper School only
    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Street Art

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jake Galm, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and street artist
    Join this trendy camp to create cool street art stickers! Participants will draw their designs and then upload them digitally for editing. Campers will learn how to use Photoshop to create edgy designs to print on special paper which is added to adhesive backing to create stickers. The bold, stylized creations can even be holograms!
     

    Writing Expressions

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    This course focuses on developing emerging writers in both creative and academic forms. Students will explore mentor texts from a variety of literary genres and be introduced to key elements that constitute strong writing, such as structure, logic, flow, style, and voice. They will create a developmental portfolio of multiple writing pieces, ranging from creative narratives to informative exposition. With a piece of their choosing, students will be guided through the writing process, and at the end of the week, they may share their work in a collaborative and encouraging setting. Writing mechanics and fundamentals at the middle‑school level will be reinforced to include sentence structure, paragraph design, essay organization, and appropriate punctuation and formatting. Students may bring their required summer writing assignments to practice and improve the writing skills introduced throughout the week.
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    Week 2

    Basket Weaving

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Ever seen someone weaving a basket, and wondered “how did they do that?” Then come learn this traditional craft for yourself and learn the ancient art of basket weaving. Campers will learn traditional and contemporary skills to create baskets, which will look great as decorations, or for holding special keepsakes.
     

    Behind the Scenes

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Always wanted to join the action of a stage production but too nervous for performing? Then join this engaging course all about the behind-the-scenes important roles that keep a performance alive. Discover how to control the lighting and sound booth, how to create and display set designs, how to create costumes, and how to be a stage manager and keep the performers where they need to be on time for their scenes. Campers will use the Christ Church state-of-the-art, 600‑seat Performing Arts Center.
     

    Explore Greenville  

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: James Greco, CCES Middle School Dean of Students
    This exciting week is all about the beautiful city of Greenville that we call home! Join us as we tour the sights, sounds, and tastes all around us. Not only do participants learn about the history and culture of Greenville but they get to explore it in person as we take a field trip each day to a new hot spot in town. Learn about Shoeless Joe Jackson and why he lost his shoes. What is a Swamp Rabbit and where did he come from? What made this city the perfect place to get revved up about BMW and the automotive industry? Explore some of the farms that provide food to some of our area’s award-winning restaurants. Don’t miss this exciting week all about Greenville!
     

    Woodworking I

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $210
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Come work in a live shop to build with wood! Participants use basic wood-working tools to include power items such as a drill press, miter saw, band saw and belt sander. Manual tools, such as hammers, nails, clamps, and sanders are also used. A wooden board game, birdhouse, and model car are built by hand! Because safety is the utmost priority in the camp, proper safety wear and precautions are mandatory each day.
     

    Acting Up

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    This fun, improv experience will have campers excited about acting! Through thrilling games and exercises to find voice, campers learn about and practice how to show emotion through actions. They will develop projection skills along with confidence in displaying a range of feelings to an audience.
     

    Fencing Beginner

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.
     

    Week 3

    Bushcraft

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Coach: James Greco, CCES Middle School Dean of Students
    Bushcraft is the art of survival in the wilderness, and during this week-long adventure, campers will learn about fire building, knife skills and safety, wilderness first aid, foraging, rope-making, and other things needed to make it out in the “bush.” Campers will gain an appreciation for the natural world and learn all about the secrets found in our neck of the woods.
     

    Cheerleading Intermediate

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    This camp is for beginners and for those with some experience. Campers will learn all the popular CCES cheers along with dance routines and stunts. Working with Varsity cheerleaders, athletes will improve technique and voice to help lead the crowd! On Friday, participants will cheer at the football camp end-of-week game at Carson Stadium and perform at half-time. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     

    DJ Camp

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Come be a sound mixologist! Learn how to blend songs and create your own tracks. This camp will explore music mixing and beats. Campers will create multiple pieces of music using old and new music and add their own “spin.” Laptops and iPads needed for mixing will be provided. Campers will take home copies of their jams or create a YouTube channel.
     

    Football

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Tommy Bobo, CCES Assistant Varsity Football Coach, and CCES Varsity Football Players
    Come get your game on! Players will complete age-appropriate exercises, activities, and competitive games designed to improve their agility, ball handling, throwing, and catching skills. Coaches will work individually and in group settings to increase campers’ confidence and knowledge of the game in a fun, active learning environment. Campers will compete against one another in drills and games, but will be divided by age, size, and experience as needed. Camp includes an exciting football skills combine competition to see who is the most accurate passer, has the strongest arm, and is the fastest 40-yard dasher. Camp will be low contact with flag or tag football only, so pads and helmets are not needed. The last day will feature a fun scrimmage for parents to come watch, and the cheerleading camp will join to practice their skills, too.    
     

    Fortnite Fantasy Fun!

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    Why play a video game when you can LIVE IT! Campers will create a live Fortnite game and investigate the many dances and strategies in the game. They will also take a trip to Spare Time for some Laser Tag and have a Nerf Battle Royale. Get ready for the most fun you can have with FORTNITE without picking up a joystick! Who needs video games?
     

    Mosaics

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Campers will create incredible pieces using glass, purler beads, and other materials in a mosaic design. These pieces will last for years to come and can be used to decorate a garden, like a tiled pot, or a bedroom with a beautiful wall hanging piece.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Drawing Boot Camp

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Calling all young artists eager to become better at drawing! Come learn the specialized skills needed to become more confident in sketching and learn to draw more realistic forms. Campers will practice drawing people and other objects while learning how to shade to create depth and shape.
     

    Girls Who Lead

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $195
    Instructor: Gina Varat, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Are you a natural born leader – ready to rule the world? Or are you interested in increasing the awareness, skills and confidence to live as an everyday leader? This class, designed especially for young women, looks at aspects of leadership like confidence, courage, and self-awareness. Campers take an inventory to determine their leadership style and listen to TED talks about the subject. Guest speakers, including local female leaders and professional coaches, will advise the girls on honing their skills. A super-fun “power day” includes a self-defense class created especially for young women. Participants will create an inspirational piece of jewelry to remind them of their inner strength. Girls will leave with a notebook of resources to reference later.
     

    Un Poco Loco Taco

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Spanish Teacher
    Do you love eating at Mexican restaurants? This is a week of learning to make several different kinds of tacos using traditional and maybe a few non-traditional ingredients. No spicy stuff but be prepared to try new things! Campers will learn age-appropriate kitchen skills, including cutting and chopping safely, measuring, washing produce, boiling and mashing, planning a meal and cleaning up when we’re finished. The week ends with a Friday Fiesta! OLE!
     

    Week 4

    Thrill Seekers           

    June 25 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $275*
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is for middle schoolers only! Campers will go off campus each day for incredible field‑trip fun. This week, campers will visit the White Water Training Center in Charlotte, go out to lunch, and volunteer at a local charity. They will also visit other places, such as Spare Time, Frankie’s Fun Park, an ice-skating rink, a cupcake‑decorating shop, Big Air, Discovery Island Waterpark, or the movies. Final schedules will be posted in March. All fees associated with the field trips are included in the camp fee, but campers can bring small amounts of cash for various, optional, concessions. Don’t miss this awesome week of visiting cool places with your buddies!
    *Please note: Camp meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only.
     

    Camp Comedy

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Do you love to deliver a good punch line? Love to create giggles? Then join this camp designed to develop comedic prowess. Using improv, performance, and writing exercises, campers will learn how to create comedy that highlights their personality and imagination. Campers will create original comedy individually and as a group in a variety of forms for a full week of learning and laughs.
     

    Digital Animation

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers will use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants will create stop-motion videos, computer-based characters, and collaborate on a group project. iPads and laptops are provided.
     

    Disc Golf

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Nichole Daniels, Upper School Biology Teacher, and disc golf enthusiast
    Join this week of trendy fun! Using a permanent course on campus and setting up temporary courses to challenge participants as their skills grow, this week is full of excitement! Participants will learn about the different types of discs (putter, driver, etc.) and when to use them. They will also practice and perfect their tossing skills and how to land in the cages.
     

    Fencing Beginner

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.
     

    Open Hearts: Service Learning

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Safari Sculpture

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Come on an artistic safari! In this camp, students will create some of their favorite animals using paper mache. Campers will learn proper paper mache techniques and then will make wearable masks and create functional “piggy banks.” Students are sure to go wild!
     

    Fashion Illustration

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Are you interested in art and fashion? Then this is the camp for you! Campers will learn the art of fashion illustration by learning how to draw people and then how to draw/create clothes that are flattering using different proportions and styles. Students will learn about proportion, pattern, and different textiles while improving their drawing skills.
     

    Girls in Government

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $155
    Instructor: Gina Varat, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Did you know that women, while consisting of a little over half of the U.S. population, are still a minority in local, state and federal political offices and appointed positions? If you are a girl who is fascinated by politics or inspired by debates and races – this camp is for you! Girls in Government will provide a unique opportunity for participants to not only learn the basics of our system of government, but also speak with local and statewide female political figures. They will share with us their stories and strategies of being a female official in a male-dominated entity. We will finish the week with a visit and tour of Greenville’s City Hall.
     

    Harry Potter

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join us on the Hogwarts Express for a week full of wizardry and magic. Campers will make wands, study weird plants in herbology, make edible potions and spells, play Quidditch, make parchment and quills, and compete for their house. Enjoy endless trivia and the study of magical creatures! Those who love Harry Potter don’t want to miss this week of Hogwarts fun.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Middle & Upper School only

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends.
     

    Playwright: Page to Stage

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher, and published playwright
    This camp is for those who want to write plays and stories. Learn how to develop the parts of a play: the plot, the dialogue, the exposition, the conflict, the complications, and the climax. Campers are welcome to bring a piece of work to tweak or create a new concept this week. The overall goal of this camp is the creative process of developing a play and going from a thought in your head to words on the page.
     

    Rube Goldberg Engineering Experience

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Science Teacher
    Rube Goldberg is a famous inventor and cartoonist known for making simple tasks ridiculously complex. A Rube Goldberg Machine “is an overly complex contraption, designed with humor and a narrative, to accomplish a simple task.” The machine typically involves a chain reaction of events to produce the final simple step. Campers will enjoy the challenge of turning a simple task, like flipping on a light switch, into an incredible maze of reactions to finally end with task completion. Campers will choose any task and then create the silly, complex system to complete the task. Assorted items from home may be needed, but most materials can be found within our huge supply.
     

    Wrestling

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!
     

    Week 6

    Franken Figures

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you have a strong imagination and love to try new things? Then join this unique art camp! This week campers create their own hybrid animals by disassembling old stuffed animals and use the parts to create a sculpture of something entirely new. Picture the Simpsonville Smooney, but your own creation.
     

    Imagine It! Halloween

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This amazing camp is all about Halloween costumes, props, and haunted houses! Mrs. Burger has extensive costume making experience and shares her expertise on materials/techniques to build realistic, unique costumes using durable materials. In addition, campers will learn how to create the best haunted house on the block filled with the coolest Halloween props. Don’t miss this spooktacular camp!
     

    Lacrosse Coed

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $155
    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players. Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys.
     

    Middle School Coding

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy new concept is fun and practical. Using applications such as Tynker, Scratch, and more, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem-solving techniques learned to design will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.
     

    Soccer Premier

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Sean Vick, CCES Varsity Boys Soccer Coach
    This coed camp is designed for experienced field players. Players will strengthen ball-handling skills with a variety of drills to focus on touch. Campers will improve set play skills, along with shooting techniques. Agility workouts, combined with skill drills, will promote movement on the ball and a soccer mindset. Each day includes small-sided matches. Players are divided up by skill level as needed for drills.
     

    Woodworking II

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 9 • $225
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    This is the second course in the woodworking series. Campers should have completed the basic woodworking class in order to enroll in this camp. We’ll take some of the skills we learned in the first class and use them to build more challenging projects. Students will be able to design their own toy vehicle, so each one will be different. Students will also be able to develop another project of their choice. Some ideas may include wooden games, a birdhouse, desk items or a candy dispenser. We’ll also take a day-long field trip to the Wood Crafters Guild of Greenville to see authentic woodworkers completing their projects. Campers will be able to observe and ask questions to learn more about the woodworking process. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to further enhance your skills as a woodworker!
     

    Camp Half-Blood

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    Calling all Percy Jackson fans and those who like Greek mythology and games! This camp is for you! Using a fun survey, participants will test into a Greek god/goddess team and then with that team meet challenges throughout the week. There will be puzzles and thinking challenges as well as obstacles and Minute to Win-it type challenges. Come see how you stack up against other Greek demi-gods!
     

    Face Painting

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Kim Granner, Professional Artist
    Learn the art of face painting! Campers will create a new character face each day as they follow step-by-step instructions. Faces such as realistic animals and fantasy characters are explored. On the final day participants will create their own individual face painting design using all the techniques learned during the week.
     

    How to Draw Comics

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Are you interested in creating your own comic book, but not sure where to begin? This camp will guide participants through the process as they create interesting characters, create the storyline, and then learn how to illustrate their concept. Campers will learn many techniques that professional comic artists use, such as how to convey action and create realistic forms.
     

    Media Makers

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Jamie Bryant, CCES Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications
    In this dynamic course, students will learn how to create and engage with various types of media. They can practice writing a short piece for a radio recording or preparing for a television appearance. We will visit multiple, local media outlets where participants can see the behind-the scenes action in studios and meet local media experts. Throughout the week, students will report on local activities via their own podcast or media channel of choice. Students will learn how to collaborate with others to create and safely share a variety of content.
     

    Week 7

    Basketball Academy

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $285
    Coach: John Butler, CCES Varsity Boys Basketball Coach  
    This camp is for players of all experience levels, as players are divided into small groups for skills practice. Specific areas of concentration are ball handling, shooting, one-on-one skills, perimeter player moves, man-to-man defense, transition offense, and transition defense. Campers will improve individual technique through drills and team concepts during game play. All participants receive a free basketball.
     

    Fencing Intermediate

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $210
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    This is for campers with some previous fencing experience. All safety equipment and swords are provided. Participants will progress to electronic scoring bouts throughout the week. An advanced sword, an electric foil, is used to improve techniques, tactics, postures, and proper thrusts. We will use the techniques covered in beginner and intermediate fencing together to fence Olympic style matches.
     

    Harry Potter

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join us on the Hogwarts Express for a week full of wizardry and magic. Campers will make wands, study weird plants in herbology, make edible potions and spells, play Quidditch, make parchment and quills, and compete for their house. Enjoy endless trivia and the study of magical creatures! Those who love Harry Potter don’t want to miss this week of Hogwarts fun.
     

    LEGO Robotics

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    This camp is designed as a fun introduction to robotics and programming. Students will use LEGO Mindstorm NXT robots to complete interesting challenges. Every student will have his/her own robot to use. Activities will involve building a robot and then programming it to complete various challenges. The week ends with a robotic sumo wrestling match where campers design a robot that can push other robots off a playing field. Will your robot be the victor? Students will not take robots home, but family is invited to watch the showdown. This camp is a great combination of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and FUN!
     

    The Art of Book-making

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you enjoy keeping a diary or sketchbook? Ever wonder how it was made? Come explore this concept and learn how to make a variety of book types. Campers will learn how to create marbling and how to sew the binding, along with how to press paper. Participants can make extra for their friends or keep them all to themselves!
     

    App Design

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $195
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    Want to learn to program an app for your cell phone or tablet? App Inventor is an application from MIT designed to teach students how to create simple apps that can be downloaded to Android devices. (Apple version coming soon!) Camp provides cell phones, so bringing your own is optional. After learning the basics of App Inventor, students will work individually or in pairs to develop their own apps. App Inventor is free, so students can continue improving their apps and creating others on their own computers after camp is over. This camp is a great introduction to programming concepts and a stepping stone toward application design for all devices. Check out appinventor.mit.edu for more information. This requires logical thinking, similar to math classes, so students (especially younger ones) need to feel comfortable with mathematical concepts to enjoy this camp to the fullest.
     

    Crochet

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Crochet is a challenging and useful art. Participants will learn simple stitches, like chain, single crochet, and double crochet and how to use these stitches to create texture. They will also learn necessary terms like “yarn-over” or “granny square” and how to read a simple pattern. Campers will make several pieces, such as a hat and a piece of jewelry, and learn how to crochet several shapes to embellish clothing. All hooks and yarn skeins are provided.
     

    Week 8

    Felted Animals

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you love cute animals and making things? Then come make some cute animals! Join us in learning how to make felted stuffed animals. These are made using loose wool and felting the wool with a needle. Students will create their own design and use their imaginations to bring it to life.
     

    Field Hockey

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Sara Hellman, CCES Varsity Field Hockey Coach
    Want to play a sport that is a combination of soccer and lacrosse? This sport is played with a stick and ball like lacrosse and with positioning similar to soccer. This camp is designed for beginners and teaches basic skills like passing, receiving, shooting, defending, and positioning. Games are played in a fun atmosphere. Sticks and balls are provided. Shin guards are recommended. Come learn and love this Northern sport that is gaining popularity in the South!
     

    Intro to Electronics Through Arduino

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $260
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    How are electronic gadgets so smart? In this camp we will learn the basics of electrical circuits that use sensors, lights, and motors. Participants will learn how to program Arduino microcontrollers to allow gadgets to sense motion, light up, and move! Arduino is an electronics platform that is easy to use and program. Each student will receive an Arduino Starter Kit that he or she can keep after the camp. Using the kits, we will complete simple projects. Campers will also experiment with electricity and learn how to solder electrical components using a real soldering iron.
     

    Open Hearts: Service Learning

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Advanced

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $220
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Sewers with some experience, through a past class or personal instruction, will love learning more advanced techniques. Campers will learn how to read a pattern, how to add a zipper, and how to use a variety of stitches on the machine. Participants will make a simple skirt with an elastic waistband, and a cross body bag with a zipper. Please bring 1 yard of quilting fabric and 1 yard of 3/8” wide elastic for the skirt. Bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper and needles, so you are familiar with your tools. All other supplies are provided. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own.
     

    Volleyball

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Katie Touchton, CCES Varsity Volleyball Coach
    Open to beginners through advanced players, the group will be divided into small work groups based on skills and age. Players will improve their offensive and defensive skills through practice on individual technique. They will strengthen strategy skills through group drills and small-sided play. Campers will practice a variety of skills using drills, and they will play in matches to build technique and confidence throughout the week.
     

    Competitive Play Pokémon

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $195
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    This week is all about the battles! Participants with Pokémon experience should join and will use their gym to spend the week battling other campers. If they don’t have a gym, one will be created the first day. It is tournaments all week long! Campers should bring their own cards, and some new ones will be provided.
     

    Keyboarding

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Val Hendrickson, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Make keyboarding instruction fun, and entice your students to build their skills. This teacher‑ and web-delivered camp combines interactive lessons with fun themes and flexible, adaptive practices to quickly bring students to touch-typing mastery. Students will use a provided laptop and have access to software from home.
     

    Optical Illusions

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    In this camp, drawings become magic as we create artwork to fool the eye. Learn the shading techniques and tessellations to create 3-D art in a 2-D plane. Viewers of your artwork will be entranced when they see your drawings begin to move and spin before their very eyes.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Props Fabrication

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Creativity abounds as we learn about what happens behind the scenes in theatre. Participants will study the play, Alice in Wonderland, to learn how to create costumes, props, and set pieces for this classic story. Everyone will design and work together to find inventive ways to craft and build with provided materials for the selected scenes. All the skills learned can also easily be used on projects outside dramatic endeavors. This is the perfect blend of creativity and craftsmanship for anyone willing to use their imagination and get their hands a little dirty.
     

    Week 9

    Physics Phun

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Take a crash course in physics fun! Learn about physics and engineering design principles by building your own rollercoaster, catapults, paper airplanes and more. Each day will consist of a brief explanation of the principle of the day followed by construction time. Compete to see whose design is the best while learning why your creations actually work.
     

    Ukulele

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $220
    Instructor: Matt Dingledine, Professional Guitarist and Teacher
    Make it the summer of rock! Summertime is the perfect time to pick up a new instrument and what could be cooler than a Ukulele? In no time you will be impressing your friends at gatherings playing this cute, unique instrument. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a Ukulele or use the ones provided at no additional charge. Campers can choose to learn a song from their favorite band! With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read music, and play together as an ensemble.
     

    Writer’s Workshop

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 7 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    This course focuses on reinforcing writing fundamentals at an advanced middle‑school level. In a productive and encouraging environment, students will explore and practice key elements of academic writing, such as crafting a thesis statement, organizing an essay, structuring sentences and paragraphs, punctuating appropriately, employing the writing process, and formatting. Students are encouraged to bring their required summer writing assignments as a starting point for practicing and applying the techniques introduced in this course.
     

    Cake Decorating Advanced

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $180
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This camp is for those chefs who have completed Cake Decorating Beginner or for chefs with some baking/decorating experience. The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them using more advanced piping techniques. Campers learn how to create lovely icing shapes and figures to decorate cakes. They also learn how to display their creations on a beautiful tablescape. Each day, sweets are sampled in camp and taken home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.
     

    Digital Photography

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Delve into photography and its composition this week! Campers will use provided digital cameras to take photos. Some styles explored will be serious, such as stills, landscapes, and portraits. We will also explore capturing silly moments with photo booths and various photo props. Pictures are then edited using simple software, and prints will be taken home. Campers will also create frames and embellishments for their photos.
     

    Jump Start 7th Grade

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 • $185
    Instructors: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    This program is an excellent opportunity to refresh math and English skills. The math review is a hands-on approach to review problem solving, decimals, fractions, percentages, basic calculator skills, and algebraic reasoning skills. Campers may work on summer math packets, if needed. The English review focuses on writing and reading comprehension. The writing portion will review parts of speech, mechanics, how to organize essays, and the writing process. The reading comprehension review helps students analyze their novels to find themes, main ideas, and literary concepts. Through the use of language puzzles, drills, and competitive games, students will refresh their language skills and confidence. Participants may address their required reading lists, where needed.
     

    Jump Start Algebra I

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 – 9 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra I class for fall. In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra I during the 2019-20 school year, students will review algebra reasoning skills, integers, fractions, decimals, order of operations, basic graphing skills, and how to manipulate various parts of an equation. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Middle & Upper School only

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Yoga

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Coaches: Laura Mahony, High School English Teacher, and Jennifer Francis, Certified Yoga Instructor
    This refreshing week is all about the Zen. Campers will learn Yoga poses and do Yoga each day to improve flexibility, balance, and core strength. Daily themes that complement the pose names will keep the journey exciting! Many crafts to enhance the Yoga atmosphere will be created and will focus on techniques to relax, stay focused, and be more centered. Creations like mandalas and meditation bracelets, along with quotation rock gardens, and magic Zen jars will be brought home daily. Participants should bring a Yoga mat and wear comfortable, form-fitting clothes for ease of movement.
     

    Week 10

    Archery

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Gerry Lauber, CCES Upper School Math Teacher and National Archery in the Schools Program Certified Instructor
    Archery is a unique and challenging sport. Beginners will learn about this Olympic sport and be instructed in the basic techniques in bow anchoring, shooting, aiming, and safety. There will be lots of target practice, along with competitions for fun. All equipment is provided. If a student has a Genesis bow, it may be used. Any other personal equipment should be approved by the instructor.
     

    Etiquette

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. –12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Teri Block, Cotillion Director
    Join a manners expert for an incredible journey through politeness. Campers will experience hands-on lessons in basic table manners, birthday party etiquette, introductions, appearances, sports etiquette, and basic manners in the home. Key learnings are in dining experiences, “How do you eat spaghetti, correctly?” “How do you eat with chop sticks?” Ballroom dance instruction is included such as the Beach Shag, Waltz, and other dances will be taught to help participants gain confidence for social engagements.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Middle & Upper School only

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Street Art

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jake Galm, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and street artist
    Join this trendy camp to create cool street art stickers! Participants will draw their designs and then upload them digitally for editing. Campers will learn how to use Photoshop to create edgy designs to print on special paper which is added to adhesive backing to create stickers. The bold, stylized creations can even be holograms!
     

    Study Smart Study Skills

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 – 8 • $185
    Instructors: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    Designed specifically for grades 7 and 8, this class concentrates on the skills necessary to be successful in school. The topics covered include active listening and classroom learning, organization, time management, active reading and note taking, test taking, and exam preparation. Students learn strategies to help them minimize classroom distractions, improve their listening skills, and study efficiently. In addition, they are shown how the iPad or other device can assist them with their studies and organization. Each day students will engage in fun and varied activities to help them practice and master a variety of study skills.
  • 8th Grade

    Week 2

    Basket Weaving

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Ever seen someone weaving a basket, and wondered “how did they do that?” Then come learn this traditional craft for yourself and learn the ancient art of basket weaving. Campers will learn traditional and contemporary skills to create baskets, which will look great as decorations, or for holding special keepsakes.
     

    Behind the Scenes

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Always wanted to join the action of a stage production but too nervous for performing? Then join this engaging course all about the behind-the-scenes important roles that keep a performance alive. Discover how to control the lighting and sound booth, how to create and display set designs, how to create costumes, and how to be a stage manager and keep the performers where they need to be on time for their scenes. Campers will use the Christ Church state-of-the-art, 600‑seat Performing Arts Center.
     

    Explore Greenville  

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: James Greco, CCES Middle School Dean of Students
    This exciting week is all about the beautiful city of Greenville that we call home! Join us as we tour the sights, sounds, and tastes all around us. Not only do participants learn about the history and culture of Greenville but they get to explore it in person as we take a field trip each day to a new hot spot in town. Learn about Shoeless Joe Jackson and why he lost his shoes. What is a Swamp Rabbit and where did he come from? What made this city the perfect place to get revved up about BMW and the automotive industry? Explore some of the farms that provide food to some of our area’s award-winning restaurants. Don’t miss this exciting week all about Greenville!
     

    Woodworking I

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $210
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Come work in a live shop to build with wood! Participants use basic wood-working tools to include power items such as a drill press, miter saw, band saw and belt sander. Manual tools, such as hammers, nails, clamps, and sanders are also used. A wooden board game, birdhouse, and model car are built by hand! Because safety is the utmost priority in the camp, proper safety wear and precautions are mandatory each day.
     

    Acting Up

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    This fun, improv experience will have campers excited about acting! Through thrilling games and exercises to find voice, campers learn about and practice how to show emotion through actions. They will develop projection skills along with confidence in displaying a range of feelings to an audience.
     

    Art Around the World

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Have you always wanted to travel the world? During this week you can! Campers will make art inspired by different cultures and countries around the world, such as Pinatas, Chinese Lanterns, Japanese Kokeshi Dolls, and Native American Dream Catchers. Places explored will include those in Asia, Africa, South America, and more!
     

    Fencing Beginner

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.
     

    Week 3

    Bushcraft

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Coach: James Greco, CCES Middle School Dean of Students
    Bushcraft is the art of survival in the wilderness, and during this week-long adventure, campers will learn about fire building, knife skills and safety, wilderness first aid, foraging, rope-making, and other things needed to make it out in the “bush.” Campers will gain an appreciation for the natural world and learn all about the secrets found in our neck of the woods.
     

    Cheerleading Intermediate

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    This camp is for beginners and for those with some experience. Campers will learn all the popular CCES cheers along with dance routines and stunts. Working with Varsity cheerleaders, athletes will improve technique and voice to help lead the crowd! On Friday, participants will cheer at the football camp end-of-week game at Carson Stadium and perform at half-time. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game!
     

    Football

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Tommy Bobo, CCES Assistant Varsity Football Coach, and CCES Varsity Football Players
    Come get your game on! Players will complete age-appropriate exercises, activities, and competitive games designed to improve their agility, ball handling, throwing, and catching skills. Coaches will work individually and in group settings to increase campers’ confidence and knowledge of the game in a fun, active learning environment. Campers will compete against one another in drills and games, but will be divided by age, size, and experience as needed. Camp includes an exciting football skills combine competition to see who is the most accurate passer, has the strongest arm, and is the fastest 40-yard dasher. Camp will be low contact with flag or tag football only, so pads and helmets are not needed. The last day will feature a fun scrimmage for parents to come watch, and the cheerleading camp will join to practice their skills, too.    
     

    Fortnite Fantasy Fun!

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    Why play a video game when you can LIVE IT! Campers will create a live Fortnite game and investigate the many dances and strategies in the game. They will also take a trip to Spare Time for some Laser Tag and have a Nerf Battle Royale. Get ready for the most fun you can have with FORTNITE without picking up a joystick! Who needs video games?
     

    Mosaics

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Campers will create incredible pieces using glass, purler beads, and other materials in a mosaic design. These pieces will last for years to come and can be used to decorate a garden, like a tiled pot, or a bedroom with a beautiful wall hanging piece.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Drawing Boot Camp

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Calling all young artists eager to become better at drawing! Come learn the specialized skills needed to become more confident in sketching and learn to draw more realistic forms. Campers will practice drawing people and other objects while learning how to shade to create depth and shape.
     

    Girls Who Lead

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $195
    Instructor: Gina Varat, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Are you a natural born leader – ready to rule the world? Or are you interested in increasing the awareness, skills and confidence to live as an everyday leader? This class, designed especially for young women, looks at aspects of leadership like confidence, courage, and self-awareness. Campers take an inventory to determine their leadership style and listen to TED talks about the subject. Guest speakers, including local female leaders and professional coaches, will advise the girls on honing their skills. A super-fun “power day” includes a self-defense class created especially for young women. Participants will create an inspirational piece of jewelry to remind them of their inner strength. Girls will leave with a notebook of resources to reference later.
     

    Un Poco Loco Taco

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Spanish Teacher
    Do you love eating at Mexican restaurants? This is a week of learning to make several different kinds of tacos using traditional and maybe a few non-traditional ingredients. No spicy stuff but be prepared to try new things! Campers will learn age-appropriate kitchen skills, including cutting and chopping safely, measuring, washing produce, boiling and mashing, planning a meal and cleaning up when we’re finished. The week ends with a Friday Fiesta! OLE!
     

    Week 4

    Thrill Seekers           

    June 25 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $275*
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is for middle schoolers only! Campers will go off campus each day for incredible field‑trip fun. This week, campers will visit the White Water Training Center in Charlotte, go out to lunch, and volunteer at a local charity. They will also visit other places, such as Spare Time, Frankie’s Fun Park, an ice-skating rink, a cupcake‑decorating shop, Big Air, Discovery Island Waterpark, or the movies. Final schedules will be posted in March. All fees associated with the field trips are included in the camp fee, but campers can bring small amounts of cash for various, optional, concessions. Don’t miss this awesome week of visiting cool places with your buddies!
    *Please note: Camp meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only.
     

    Camp Comedy

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Do you love to deliver a good punch line? Love to create giggles? Then join this camp designed to develop comedic prowess. Using improv, performance, and writing exercises, campers will learn how to create comedy that highlights their personality and imagination. Campers will create original comedy individually and as a group in a variety of forms for a full week of learning and laughs.
     

    Digital Animation

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers will use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants will create stop-motion videos, computer-based characters, and collaborate on a group project. iPads and laptops are provided.
     

    Disc Golf

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Nichole Daniels, Upper School Biology Teacher, and disc golf enthusiast
    Join this week of trendy fun! Using a permanent course on campus and setting up temporary courses to challenge participants as their skills grow, this week is full of excitement! Participants will learn about the different types of discs (putter, driver, etc.) and when to use them. They will also practice and perfect their tossing skills and how to land in the cages.
     

    Fencing Beginner

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.
     

    Open Hearts: Service Learning

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Safari Sculpture

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Come on an artistic safari! In this camp, students will create some of their favorite animals using paper mache. Campers will learn proper paper mache techniques and then will make wearable masks and create functional “piggy banks.” Students are sure to go wild!
     

    Fashion Illustration

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Are you interested in art and fashion? Then this is the camp for you! Campers will learn the art of fashion illustration by learning how to draw people and then how to draw/create clothes that are flattering using different proportions and styles. Students will learn about proportion, pattern, and different textiles while improving their drawing skills.
     

    Girls in Government

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $155
    Instructor: Gina Varat, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Did you know that women, while consisting of a little over half of the U.S. population, are still a minority in local, state and federal political offices and appointed positions? If you are a girl who is fascinated by politics or inspired by debates and races – this camp is for you! Girls in Government will provide a unique opportunity for participants to not only learn the basics of our system of government, but also speak with local and statewide female political figures. They will share with us their stories and strategies of being a female official in a male-dominated entity. We will finish the week with a visit and tour of Greenville’s City Hall.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Middle & Upper School only

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends.
     

    Rube Goldberg Engineering Experience

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Science Teacher
    Rube Goldberg is a famous inventor and cartoonist known for making simple tasks ridiculously complex. A Rube Goldberg Machine “is an overly complex contraption, designed with humor and a narrative, to accomplish a simple task.” The machine typically involves a chain reaction of events to produce the final simple step. Campers will enjoy the challenge of turning a simple task, like flipping on a light switch, into an incredible maze of reactions to finally end with task completion. Campers will choose any task and then create the silly, complex system to complete the task. Assorted items from home may be needed, but most materials can be found within our huge supply.
     

    Wrestling

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!
     

    Week 6

    Franken Figures

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you have a strong imagination and love to try new things? Then join this unique art camp! This week campers create their own hybrid animals by disassembling old stuffed animals and use the parts to create a sculpture of something entirely new. Picture the Simpsonville Smooney, but your own creation.
     

    Lacrosse Coed

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $155
    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players. Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys.
     

    Middle School Coding

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy new concept is fun and practical. Using applications such as Tynker, Scratch, and more, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem-solving techniques learned to design will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.
     

    Soccer Premier

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Sean Vick, CCES Varsity Boys Soccer Coach
    This coed camp is designed for experienced field players. Players will strengthen ball-handling skills with a variety of drills to focus on touch. Campers will improve set play skills, along with shooting techniques. Agility workouts, combined with skill drills, will promote movement on the ball and a soccer mindset. Each day includes small-sided matches. Players are divided up by skill level as needed for drills.
     

    Woodworking II

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 9 • $225
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    This is the second course in the woodworking series. Campers should have completed the basic woodworking class in order to enroll in this camp. We’ll take some of the skills we learned in the first class and use them to build more challenging projects. Students will be able to design their own toy vehicle, so each one will be different. Students will also be able to develop another project of their choice. Some ideas may include wooden games, a birdhouse, desk items or a candy dispenser. We’ll also take a day-long field trip to the Wood Crafters Guild of Greenville to see authentic woodworkers completing their projects. Campers will be able to observe and ask questions to learn more about the woodworking process. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to further enhance your skills as a woodworker!
     

    Face Painting

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Kim Granner, Professional Artist
    Learn the art of face painting! Campers will create a new character face each day as they follow step-by-step instructions. Faces such as realistic animals and fantasy characters are explored. On the final day participants will create their own individual face painting design using all the techniques learned during the week.
     

    How to Draw Comics

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Are you interested in creating your own comic book, but not sure where to begin? This camp will guide participants through the process as they create interesting characters, create the storyline, and then learn how to illustrate their concept. Campers will learn many techniques that professional comic artists use, such as how to convey action and create realistic forms.
     

    Media Makers

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Jamie Bryant, CCES Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications
    In this dynamic course, students will learn how to create and engage with various types of media. They can practice writing a short piece for a radio recording or preparing for a television appearance. We will visit multiple, local media outlets where participants can see the behind-the scenes action in studios and meet local media experts. Throughout the week, students will report on local activities via their own podcast or media channel of choice. Students will learn how to collaborate with others to create and safely share a variety of content.
     

    Week 7

    Basketball Academy

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $285
    Coach: John Butler, CCES Varsity Boys Basketball Coach  
    This camp is for players of all experience levels, as players are divided into small groups for skills practice. Specific areas of concentration are ball handling, shooting, one-on-one skills, perimeter player moves, man-to-man defense, transition offense, and transition defense. Campers will improve individual technique through drills and team concepts during game play. All participants receive a free basketball.
     

    Fencing Intermediate

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $210
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    This is for campers with some previous fencing experience. All safety equipment and swords are provided. Participants will progress to electronic scoring bouts throughout the week. An advanced sword, an electric foil, is used to improve techniques, tactics, postures, and proper thrusts. We will use the techniques covered in beginner and intermediate fencing together to fence Olympic style matches.
     

    LEGO Robotics

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    This camp is designed as a fun introduction to robotics and programming. Students will use LEGO Mindstorm NXT robots to complete interesting challenges. Every student will have his/her own robot to use. Activities will involve building a robot and then programming it to complete various challenges. The week ends with a robotic sumo wrestling match where campers design a robot that can push other robots off a playing field. Will your robot be the victor? Students will not take robots home, but family is invited to watch the showdown. This camp is a great combination of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and FUN!
     

    The Art of Book-making

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you enjoy keeping a diary or sketchbook? Ever wonder how it was made? Come explore this concept and learn how to make a variety of book types. Campers will learn how to create marbling and how to sew the binding, along with how to press paper. Participants can make extra for their friends or keep them all to themselves!
     

    App Design

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $195
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    Want to learn to program an app for your cell phone or tablet? App Inventor is an application from MIT designed to teach students how to create simple apps that can be downloaded to Android devices. (Apple version coming soon!) Camp provides cell phones, so bringing your own is optional. After learning the basics of App Inventor, students will work individually or in pairs to develop their own apps. App Inventor is free, so students can continue improving their apps and creating others on their own computers after camp is over. This camp is a great introduction to programming concepts and a stepping stone toward application design for all devices. Check out appinventor.mit.edu for more information. This requires logical thinking, similar to math classes, so students (especially younger ones) need to feel comfortable with mathematical concepts to enjoy this camp to the fullest.
     

    Crochet

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Crochet is a challenging and useful art. Participants will learn simple stitches, like chain, single crochet, and double crochet and how to use these stitches to create texture. They will also learn necessary terms like “yarn-over” or “granny square” and how to read a simple pattern. Campers will make several pieces, such as a hat and a piece of jewelry, and learn how to crochet several shapes to embellish clothing. All hooks and yarn skeins are provided.
     

    Week 8

    Felted Animals

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you love cute animals and making things? Then come make some cute animals! Join us in learning how to make felted stuffed animals. These are made using loose wool and felting the wool with a needle. Students will create their own design and use their imaginations to bring it to life.
     

    Field Hockey

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Sara Hellman, CCES Varsity Field Hockey Coach
    Want to play a sport that is a combination of soccer and lacrosse? This sport is played with a stick and ball like lacrosse and with positioning similar to soccer. This camp is designed for beginners and teaches basic skills like passing, receiving, shooting, defending, and positioning. Games are played in a fun atmosphere. Sticks and balls are provided. Shin guards are recommended. Come learn and love this Northern sport that is gaining popularity in the South!
     

    Intro to Electronics Through Arduino

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $260
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    How are electronic gadgets so smart? In this camp we will learn the basics of electrical circuits that use sensors, lights, and motors. Participants will learn how to program Arduino microcontrollers to allow gadgets to sense motion, light up, and move! Arduino is an electronics platform that is easy to use and program. Each student will receive an Arduino Starter Kit that he or she can keep after the camp. Using the kits, we will complete simple projects. Campers will also experiment with electricity and learn how to solder electrical components using a real soldering iron.
     

    Open Hearts: Service Learning

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.
     

    Volleyball

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Katie Touchton, CCES Varsity Volleyball Coach
    Open to beginners through advanced players, the group will be divided into small work groups based on skills and age. Players will improve their offensive and defensive skills through practice on individual technique. They will strengthen strategy skills through group drills and small-sided play. Campers will practice a variety of skills using drills, and they will play in matches to build technique and confidence throughout the week.
     

    Competitive Play Pokémon

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $195
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    This week is all about the battles! Participants with Pokémon experience should join and will use their gym to spend the week battling other campers. If they don’t have a gym, one will be created the first day. It is tournaments all week long! Campers should bring their own cards, and some new ones will be provided.
     

    Keyboarding

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Val Hendrickson, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Make keyboarding instruction fun, and entice your students to build their skills. This teacher‑ and web-delivered camp combines interactive lessons with fun themes and flexible, adaptive practices to quickly bring students to touch-typing mastery. Students will use a provided laptop and have access to software from home.
     

    Optical Illusions

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    In this camp, drawings become magic as we create artwork to fool the eye. Learn the shading techniques and tessellations to create 3-D art in a 2-D plane. Viewers of your artwork will be entranced when they see your drawings begin to move and spin before their very eyes.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Props Fabrication

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Creativity abounds as we learn about what happens behind the scenes in theatre. Participants will study the play, Alice in Wonderland, to learn how to create costumes, props, and set pieces for this classic story. Everyone will design and work together to find inventive ways to craft and build with provided materials for the selected scenes. All the skills learned can also easily be used on projects outside dramatic endeavors. This is the perfect blend of creativity and craftsmanship for anyone willing to use their imagination and get their hands a little dirty.
     

    Week 9

    Ukulele

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $220
    Instructor: Matt Dingledine, Professional Guitarist and Teacher
    Make it the summer of rock! Summertime is the perfect time to pick up a new instrument and what could be cooler than a Ukulele? In no time you will be impressing your friends at gatherings playing this cute, unique instrument. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a Ukulele or use the ones provided at no additional charge. Campers can choose to learn a song from their favorite band! With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read music, and play together as an ensemble.
     

    Writer’s Workshop

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 7 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    This course focuses on reinforcing writing fundamentals at an advanced middle‑school level. In a productive and encouraging environment, students will explore and practice key elements of academic writing, such as crafting a thesis statement, organizing an essay, structuring sentences and paragraphs, punctuating appropriately, employing the writing process, and formatting. Students are encouraged to bring their required summer writing assignments as a starting point for practicing and applying the techniques introduced in this course.
     

    Jump Start 8th Grade

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 8 • $185
    Instructors: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Get ready for eighth grade with a review of key math and English skills. The math portion is designed for students going into pre-algebra in the fall (not Algebra I) and covers problem solving, decimals, fractions, percentages, basic calculator skills, and algebraic reasoning skills. Campers may work on summer math packets if needed. English review focuses on writing and reading comprehension. The writing portion will review parts of speech, mechanics, how to organize essays, and the writing process. The reading comprehension review helps students analyze their novels to find themes, main ideas, and literary concepts. Through the use of language puzzles, drills, and competitive games, students will refresh their language skills and confidence. Students may address their required reading lists, where needed.
     

    Jump Start Algebra I

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 – 9 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra I class for fall. In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra I during the 2019-20 school year, students will review algebra reasoning skills, integers, fractions, decimals, order of operations, basic graphing skills, and how to manipulate various parts of an equation. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Middle & Upper School only

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Yoga

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Coaches: Laura Mahony, High School English Teacher, and Jennifer Francis, Certified Yoga Instructor
    This refreshing week is all about the Zen. Campers will learn Yoga poses and do Yoga each day to improve flexibility, balance, and core strength. Daily themes that complement the pose names will keep the journey exciting! Many crafts to enhance the Yoga atmosphere will be created and will focus on techniques to relax, stay focused, and be more centered. Creations like mandalas and meditation bracelets, along with quotation rock gardens, and magic Zen jars will be brought home daily. Participants should bring a Yoga mat and wear comfortable, form-fitting clothes for ease of movement.
     

    Week 10

    Archery

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Gerry Lauber, CCES Upper School Math Teacher and National Archery in the Schools Program Certified Instructor
    Archery is a unique and challenging sport. Beginners will learn about this Olympic sport and be instructed in the basic techniques in bow anchoring, shooting, aiming, and safety. There will be lots of target practice, along with competitions for fun. All equipment is provided. If a student has a Genesis bow, it may be used. Any other personal equipment should be approved by the instructor.
     

    Etiquette

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. –12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Teri Block, Cotillion Director
    Join a manners expert for an incredible journey through politeness. Campers will experience hands-on lessons in basic table manners, birthday party etiquette, introductions, appearances, sports etiquette, and basic manners in the home. Key learnings are in dining experiences, “How do you eat spaghetti, correctly?” “How do you eat with chop sticks?” Ballroom dance instruction is included such as the Beach Shag, Waltz, and other dances will be taught to help participants gain confidence for social engagements.
     

    Jump Start Geometry

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 8 – 10 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in a Geometry class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Geometry during the 2019-20 school year, students will review basic shapes, lines, angles, surface area, volume, and types of solids. Students will complete problem sets individually and in groups. There will be exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will also be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Middle & Upper School only

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Street Art

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jake Galm, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and street artist
    Join this trendy camp to create cool street art stickers! Participants will draw their designs and then upload them digitally for editing. Campers will learn how to use Photoshop to create edgy designs to print on special paper which is added to adhesive backing to create stickers. The bold, stylized creations can even be holograms!
     

    Study Smart Study Skills

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 – 8 • $185
    Instructors: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    Designed specifically for grades 7 and 8, this class concentrates on the skills necessary to be successful in school. The topics covered include active listening and classroom learning, organization, time management, active reading and note taking, test taking, and exam preparation. Students learn strategies to help them minimize classroom distractions, improve their listening skills, and study efficiently. In addition, they are shown how the iPad or other device can assist them with their studies and organization. Each day students will engage in fun and varied activities to help them practice and master a variety of study skills.
  • 9th Grade

    Week 1

    Algebra Review

    Online all summer with optional weekly meetings
    Rising 9 – 12 • $310
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must have already taken Algebra I; must also be enrolled in Algebra II, Algebra II Advanced, Algebra II Honors, or Geometry in the fall.
    This course offers a comprehensive review of algebra concepts to prepare students for either Geometry or Algebra II during the 2019-20 school year. Topics will include solving linear equations, graphing in the coordinate plane, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions and equations, inequalities, irrational numbers and quadratic equations. A strong emphasis is placed on problem solving and topics covered in the second semester of Algebra I. Open to students from all schools; may be required for CCES students who need extra preparation for Algebra II. Course is completely online through Schoology and Mrs. Kilian will be in her office once per week for a few hours to assist students in person with dates TBD once summer begins.
     

    Week 3

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Girls Who Lead

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $195
    Instructor: Gina Varat, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Are you a natural born leader – ready to rule the world? Or are you interested in increasing the awareness, skills and confidence to live as an everyday leader? This class, designed especially for young women, looks at aspects of leadership like confidence, courage, and self-awareness. Campers take an inventory to determine their leadership style and listen to TED talks about the subject. Guest speakers, including local female leaders and professional coaches, will advise the girls on honing their skills. A super-fun “power day” includes a self-defense class created especially for young women. Participants will create an inspirational piece of jewelry to remind them of their inner strength. Girls will leave with a notebook of resources to reference later.
     

    Week 4

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Girls in Government

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $155
    Instructor: Gina Varat, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Did you know that women, while consisting of a little over half of the U.S. population, are still a minority in local, state and federal political offices and appointed positions? If you are a girl who is fascinated by politics or inspired by debates and races – this camp is for you! Girls in Government will provide a unique opportunity for participants to not only learn the basics of our system of government, but also speak with local and statewide female political figures. They will share with us their stories and strategies of being a female official in a male-dominated entity. We will finish the week with a visit and tour of Greenville’s City Hall.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Middle & Upper School only

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends.
     

    Wrestling

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!
     

    Week 6

    Woodworking II

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 9 • $225
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    This is the second course in the woodworking series. Campers should have completed the basic woodworking class in order to enroll in this camp. We’ll take some of the skills we learned in the first class and use them to build more challenging projects. Students will be able to design their own toy vehicle, so each one will be different. Students will also be able to develop another project of their choice. Some ideas may include wooden games, a birdhouse, desk items or a candy dispenser. We’ll also take a day-long field trip to the Wood Crafters Guild of Greenville to see authentic woodworkers completing their projects. Campers will be able to observe and ask questions to learn more about the woodworking process. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to further enhance your skills as a woodworker!
     

    Week 7

    Basketball Academy

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $285
    Coach: John Butler, CCES Varsity Boys Basketball Coach  
    This camp is for players of all experience levels, as players are divided into small groups for skills practice. Specific areas of concentration are ball handling, shooting, one-on-one skills, perimeter player moves, man-to-man defense, transition offense, and transition defense. Campers will improve individual technique through drills and team concepts during game play. All participants receive a free basketball.
     

    Life Skills

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Laura Harling, Upper School Administrative Assistant
    There are many skills you need to know as an adult. How do I maintain car insurance? What is credit? How do I manage my personal finances and balance my checkbook? What is health insurance or life insurance and what does it cover? How do I buy a house? How do you change a tire? This course will explore all those topics and more to help prepare Upper School students for a future independent lifestyle. There will be guest speakers from a bank, a realty company and an insurance agency to help prepare students through these real-life events.
     

    Week 8

    Biblical Studies

    July 22 – August 2 • 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Rising 9 – 10 • $760   (2 weeks)  
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    John Mark Elliott, Upper School Religion & Ethics Teacher
    This one-semester required study of the Old & New Testaments focuses on the historical context and theological themes of the Bible. This establishes a connection between the Hebrew people and the Christian Church, thereby creating an archetypal synthesis that ultimately points to the message of the
    Gospels: Jesus’ birth, baptism, ministry of teaching and healing, death, and resurrection. The connection also establishes a contemporary and eternal relevance to life in the world today. At the end of class, students will complete an approved independent study project. They will choose a time to present it to
    Mr. Elliott at the start of the school year. Students who plan to fill their school‑year schedules with other electives are permitted to take this course.
    No class meetings may be missed in order to receive credit.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Week 9

    Study Skills

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, Upper School Teacher
    Great study habits and success skills are now essential for today’s students. The focus for this program is how to have a successful high school year with great study skills and a positive attitude while setting meaningful goals to maximize academic achievement. Particular attention is paid to essential study skills like taking notes (using the Cornell method), organization strategies and time management. In addition, this course will focus on fundamental skills high school students need like the writing process, active reading strategies (annotating texts), and reducing test anxiety.
     

    Jump Start Algebra I

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 – 9 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra I class for fall. In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra I during the 2019-20 school year, students will review algebra reasoning skills, integers, fractions, decimals, order of operations, basic graphing skills, and how to manipulate various parts of an equation. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Middle & Upper School only

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Week 10

    Jump Start Geometry

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 8 – 10 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in a Geometry class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Geometry during the 2019-20 school year, students will review basic shapes, lines, angles, surface area, volume, and types of solids. Students will complete problem sets individually and in groups. There will be exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will also be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     

    Physical Education I- All‑Summer Independent Study and In Class

    August 5 – 8 • 9 a.m – 12 p.m. (Mon – Thurs) • Rising 9 – 11 • $480      
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Sally Pielou, Middle School PE Teacher
    This physical education course is an all‑summer, independent‑study class, with a mandatory in-person health component on August 5–8. Beginning June 3, students are required to keep a weekly activity journal, set a physical fitness/health goal, and report on one fitness/health/nutrition current event per week. The course includes worksheets, quizzes, and tests. All materials are posted, submitted, and graded through Schoology each week. During the August 6-9 health portion, students are required to choose a morning or afternoon session. The health class includes guest speakers, certification in Adult CPR, and a final exam. Two informational meetings will be scheduled in May 2019, prior to the start of the class, where participant expectations are laid out. Attendance at one of the meetings is mandatory.
    No class meetings during the August week may be missed in order to receive credit.
     

    Jump Start Algebra II

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 11 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra II class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra II during the 2018-19 school year, students will review algebraic reasoning skills, writing equations, solving equations, graphing equations, exponents and monomials, systems of equations, inequalities, quadratic equations, functions, and polynomials. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Middle & Upper School only

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Physical Education I- All‑Summer Independent Study and In Class

    August 5 – 8 • 1 p.m – 4 p.m. (Mon – Thurs) • Rising 9 – 11 • $480      
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Sally Pielou, Middle School PE Teacher
    This physical education course is an all‑summer, independent‑study class, with a mandatory in-person health component on August 5–8. Beginning June 3, students are required to keep a weekly activity journal, set a physical fitness/health goal, and report on one fitness/health/nutrition current event per week. The course includes worksheets, quizzes, and tests. All materials are posted, submitted, and graded through Schoology each week. During the August 6-9 health portion, students are required to choose a morning or afternoon session. The health class includes guest speakers, certification in Adult CPR, and a final exam. Two informational meetings will be scheduled in May 2019, prior to the start of the class, where participant expectations are laid out. Attendance at one of the meetings is mandatory.
    No class meetings during the August week may be missed in order to receive credit.
     

    Upper School Writing

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Matt Jacobssen, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    This course focuses on reinforcing academic writing fundamentals at the high school level, including writing a coherent thesis statement, organizing a five‑paragraph essay, effective transitions, and creative word choice. This course will also teach self-editing strategies. Emphasis will be placed on writing annotations, annotated bibliographies and using MLA citations and format correctly to best prepare for the academic writing needed for high school and college. Students are welcome to bring any summer work writing assignment to class and edit their work throughout the week.
  • 10th Grade

    Week 1

    Algebra Review

    Online all summer with optional weekly meetings
    Rising 9 – 12 • $310
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must have already taken Algebra I; must also be enrolled in Algebra II, Algebra II Advanced, Algebra II Honors, or Geometry in the fall.
    This course offers a comprehensive review of algebra concepts to prepare students for either Geometry or Algebra II during the 2019-20 school year. Topics will include solving linear equations, graphing in the coordinate plane, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions and equations, inequalities, irrational numbers and quadratic equations. A strong emphasis is placed on problem solving and topics covered in the second semester of Algebra I. Open to students from all schools; may be required for CCES students who need extra preparation for Algebra II. Course is completely online through Schoology and Mrs. Kilian will be in her office once per week for a few hours to assist students in person with dates TBD once summer begins.
     

    Week 3

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Week 4

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Middle & Upper School only

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends.
     

    Wrestling

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!
     

    Week 7

    Life Skills

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Laura Harling, Upper School Administrative Assistant
    There are many skills you need to know as an adult. How do I maintain car insurance? What is credit? How do I manage my personal finances and balance my checkbook? What is health insurance or life insurance and what does it cover? How do I buy a house? How do you change a tire? This course will explore all those topics and more to help prepare Upper School students for a future independent lifestyle. There will be guest speakers from a bank, a realty company and an insurance agency to help prepare students through these real-life events.
     

    Week 8

    Biblical Studies

    July 22 – August 2 • 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Rising 9 – 10 • $760   (2 weeks)  
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    John Mark Elliott, Upper School Religion & Ethics Teacher
    This one-semester required study of the Old & New Testaments focuses on the historical context and theological themes of the Bible. This establishes a connection between the Hebrew people and the Christian Church, thereby creating an archetypal synthesis that ultimately points to the message of the
    Gospels: Jesus’ birth, baptism, ministry of teaching and healing, death, and resurrection. The connection also establishes a contemporary and eternal relevance to life in the world today. At the end of class, students will complete an approved independent study project. They will choose a time to present it to
    Mr. Elliott at the start of the school year. Students who plan to fill their school‑year schedules with other electives are permitted to take this course.
    No class meetings may be missed in order to receive credit.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Week 9

    Study Skills

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, Upper School Teacher
    Great study habits and success skills are now essential for today’s students. The focus for this program is how to have a successful high school year with great study skills and a positive attitude while setting meaningful goals to maximize academic achievement. Particular attention is paid to essential study skills like taking notes (using the Cornell method), organization strategies and time management. In addition, this course will focus on fundamental skills high school students need like the writing process, active reading strategies (annotating texts), and reducing test anxiety.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Middle & Upper School only

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Week 10

    Jump Start Geometry

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 8 – 10 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in a Geometry class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Geometry during the 2019-20 school year, students will review basic shapes, lines, angles, surface area, volume, and types of solids. Students will complete problem sets individually and in groups. There will be exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will also be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     

    Physical Education I- All‑Summer Independent Study and In Class

    August 5 – 8 • 9 a.m – 12 p.m. (Mon – Thurs) • Rising 9 – 11 • $480      
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Sally Pielou, Middle School PE Teacher
    This physical education course is an all‑summer, independent‑study class, with a mandatory in-person health component on August 5–8. Beginning June 3, students are required to keep a weekly activity journal, set a physical fitness/health goal, and report on one fitness/health/nutrition current event per week. The course includes worksheets, quizzes, and tests. All materials are posted, submitted, and graded through Schoology each week. During the August 6-9 health portion, students are required to choose a morning or afternoon session. The health class includes guest speakers, certification in Adult CPR, and a final exam. Two informational meetings will be scheduled in May 2019, prior to the start of the class, where participant expectations are laid out. Attendance at one of the meetings is mandatory.
    No class meetings during the August week may be missed in order to receive credit.
     

    Jump Start Algebra II

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 11 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra II class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra II during the 2018-19 school year, students will review algebraic reasoning skills, writing equations, solving equations, graphing equations, exponents and monomials, systems of equations, inequalities, quadratic equations, functions, and polynomials. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Middle & Upper School only

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Physical Education I- All‑Summer Independent Study and In Class

    August 5 – 8 • 1 p.m – 4 p.m. (Mon – Thurs) • Rising 9 – 11 • $480      
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Sally Pielou, Middle School PE Teacher
    This physical education course is an all‑summer, independent‑study class, with a mandatory in-person health component on August 5–8. Beginning June 3, students are required to keep a weekly activity journal, set a physical fitness/health goal, and report on one fitness/health/nutrition current event per week. The course includes worksheets, quizzes, and tests. All materials are posted, submitted, and graded through Schoology each week. During the August 5-8 health portion, students are required to choose a morning or afternoon session. The health class includes guest speakers, certification in Adult CPR, and a final exam. Two informational meetings will be scheduled in May 2019, prior to the start of the class, where participant expectations are laid out. Attendance at one of the meetings is mandatory.
    No class meetings during the August week may be missed in order to receive credit.
     

    Upper School Writing

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Matt Jacobssen, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    This course focuses on reinforcing academic writing fundamentals at the high school level, including writing a coherent thesis statement, organizing a five‑paragraph essay, effective transitions, and creative word choice. This course will also teach self-editing strategies. Emphasis will be placed on writing annotations, annotated bibliographies and using MLA citations and format correctly to best prepare for the academic writing needed for high school and college. Students are welcome to bring any summer work writing assignment to class and edit their work throughout the week.
     
  • 11th Grade

    Week 1

    Algebra Review

    Online all summer with optional weekly meetings
    Rising 9 – 12 • $310
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must have already taken Algebra I; must also be enrolled in Algebra II, Algebra II Advanced, Algebra II Honors, or Geometry in the fall.
    This course offers a comprehensive review of algebra concepts to prepare students for either Geometry or Algebra II during the 2019-20 school year. Topics will include solving linear equations, graphing in the coordinate plane, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions and equations, inequalities, irrational numbers and quadratic equations. A strong emphasis is placed on problem solving and topics covered in the second semester of Algebra I. Open to students from all schools; may be required for CCES students who need extra preparation for Algebra II. Course is completely online through Schoology and Mrs. Kilian will be in her office once per week for a few hours to assist students in person with dates TBD once summer begins.
     

    Week 3

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Week 4

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Middle & Upper School only

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends.
     

    Wrestling

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!
     

    Week 7

    Life Skills

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Laura Harling, Upper School Administrative Assistant
    There are many skills you need to know as an adult. How do I maintain car insurance? What is credit? How do I manage my personal finances and balance my checkbook? What is health insurance or life insurance and what does it cover? How do I buy a house? How do you change a tire? This course will explore all those topics and more to help prepare Upper School students for a future independent lifestyle. There will be guest speakers from a bank, a realty company and an insurance agency to help prepare students through these real-life events.
     

    Week 8

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    World Spirituality & Ethics

    July 22 – August 2 •12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Rising 11 – 12 • $760   (2 weeks)
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Valerie Riddle, Lower School Chaplain
    What is the nature of religion, why has it been important to our world, and what is its impact on our lives today and across cultures? We will look at the conditions of what makes “religion,” the history and development of each of the major world’s religions, the common and unique elements of each faith tradition, and the influence of each on our wider society. The faith traditions we will explore will include, but are not limited to: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Taoism, Confucianism, Primal localized religions, and Americanized faiths such as Mormonism, Native American and Hawaiian spiritualities, and Caribbean syncretized beliefs. This summer course explores different spiritual practices associated with religions. Each day presents situations and methods which require ethical decision-making skills.
    No class meetings may be missed in order to receive credit.
     

    Week 9

    Study Skills

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, Upper School Teacher
    Great study habits and success skills are now essential for today’s students. The focus for this program is how to have a successful high school year with great study skills and a positive attitude while setting meaningful goals to maximize academic achievement. Particular attention is paid to essential study skills like taking notes (using the Cornell method), organization strategies and time management. In addition, this course will focus on fundamental skills high school students need like the writing process, active reading strategies (annotating texts), and reducing test anxiety.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Middle & Upper School only

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Week 10

    Physical Education I- All‑Summer Independent Study and In Class

    August 5 – 8 • 9 a.m – 12 p.m. (Mon – Thurs) • Rising 9 – 11 • $480      
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Sally Pielou, Middle School PE Teacher
    This physical education course is an all‑summer, independent‑study class, with a mandatory in-person health component on August 5–8. Beginning June 3, students are required to keep a weekly activity journal, set a physical fitness/health goal, and report on one fitness/health/nutrition current event per week. The course includes worksheets, quizzes, and tests. All materials are posted, submitted, and graded through Schoology each week. During the August 5-8 health portion, students are required to choose a morning or afternoon session. The health class includes guest speakers, certification in Adult CPR, and a final exam. Two informational meetings will be scheduled in May 2019, prior to the start of the class, where participant expectations are laid out. Attendance at one of the meetings is mandatory.
    No class meetings during the August week may be missed in order to receive credit.
     

    Jump Start Algebra II

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 11 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra II class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra II during the 2018-19 school year, students will review algebraic reasoning skills, writing equations, solving equations, graphing equations, exponents and monomials, systems of equations, inequalities, quadratic equations, functions, and polynomials. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Middle & Upper School only

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Physical Education I- All‑Summer Independent Study and In Class

    August 5 – 8 • 1 p.m – 4 p.m. (Mon – Thurs) • Rising 9 – 11 • $480      
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Sally Pielou, Middle School PE Teacher
    This physical education course is an all‑summer, independent‑study class, with a mandatory in-person health component on August 5–8. Beginning June 3, students are required to keep a weekly activity journal, set a physical fitness/health goal, and report on one fitness/health/nutrition current event per week. The course includes worksheets, quizzes, and tests. All materials are posted, submitted, and graded through Schoology each week. During the August 6-9 health portion, students are required to choose a morning or afternoon session. The health class includes guest speakers, certification in Adult CPR, and a final exam. Two informational meetings will be scheduled in May 2019, prior to the start of the class, where participant expectations are laid out. Attendance at one of the meetings is mandatory.
    No class meetings during the August week may be missed in order to receive credit.
     

    Upper School Writing

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Matt Jacobssen, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    This course focuses on reinforcing academic writing fundamentals at the high school level, including writing a coherent thesis statement, organizing a five‑paragraph essay, effective transitions, and creative word choice. This course will also teach self-editing strategies. Emphasis will be placed on writing annotations, annotated bibliographies and using MLA citations and format correctly to best prepare for the academic writing needed for high school and college. Students are welcome to bring any summer work writing assignment to class and edit their work throughout the week.
  • 12th Grade

    Week 1

    Algebra Review

    Online all summer with optional weekly meetings
    Rising 9 – 12 • $310
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must have already taken Algebra I; must also be enrolled in Algebra II, Algebra II Advanced, Algebra II Honors, or Geometry in the fall.
    This course offers a comprehensive review of algebra concepts to prepare students for either Geometry or Algebra II during the 2019-20 school year. Topics will include solving linear equations, graphing in the coordinate plane, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions and equations, inequalities, irrational numbers and quadratic equations. A strong emphasis is placed on problem solving and topics covered in the second semester of Algebra I. Open to students from all schools; may be required for CCES students who need extra preparation for Algebra II. Course is completely online through Schoology and Mrs. Kilian will be in her office once per week for a few hours to assist students in person with dates TBD once summer begins.
     

    Week 3

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Week 4

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Middle & Upper School only

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends.
     

    Wrestling

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!
     

    Week 7

    Life Skills

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Laura Harling, Upper School Administrative Assistant
    There are many skills you need to know as an adult. How do I maintain car insurance? What is credit? How do I manage my personal finances and balance my checkbook? What is health insurance or life insurance and what does it cover? How do I buy a house? How do you change a tire? This course will explore all those topics and more to help prepare Upper School students for a future independent lifestyle. There will be guest speakers from a bank, a realty company and an insurance agency to help prepare students through these real-life events.
     

    Week 8

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    World Spirituality & Ethics

    July 22 – August 2 •12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Rising 11 – 12 • $760   (2 weeks)
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Valerie Riddle, Lower School Chaplain
    What is the nature of religion, why has it been important to our world, and what is its impact on our lives today and across cultures? We will look at the conditions of what makes “religion,” the history and development of each of the major world’s religions, the common and unique elements of each faith tradition, and the influence of each on our wider society. The faith traditions we will explore will include, but are not limited to: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Taoism, Confucianism, Primal localized religions, and Americanized faiths such as Mormonism, Native American and Hawaiian spiritualities, and Caribbean syncretized beliefs. This summer course explores different spiritual practices associated with religions. Each day presents situations and methods which require ethical decision-making skills.
    No class meetings may be missed in order to receive credit.
     

    Week 9

    Study Skills

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, Upper School Teacher
    Great study habits and success skills are now essential for today’s students. The focus for this program is how to have a successful high school year with great study skills and a positive attitude while setting meaningful goals to maximize academic achievement. Particular attention is paid to essential study skills like taking notes (using the Cornell method), organization strategies and time management. In addition, this course will focus on fundamental skills high school students need like the writing process, active reading strategies (annotating texts), and reducing test anxiety.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Middle & Upper School only

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Personal College Statement

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 12 • $195
    Instructor: Cumi Ikeda, Upper School English Teacher
    Come compose a strong essay that can be used for college applications. Both the Common App and individual school prompts ask applicants to write about their personal experiences, and students often feel at a loss as to what to say because they feel they have not yet lived extraordinary lives. In the hands of a skilled writer, an ordinary life is much more interesting than a monumental life described by someone who is not tending to craft, beauty of language, and the complexity of human experience, and this course will introduce campers to these skills. We will explore personal experiences through writing, shaping the work to make it layered, beautiful, and interesting to an outside reader. By the end of the course, students will have developed an essay that they will be able to use as a foundation for many of their college applications.
     

    Week 10

    Paul T. Riddle Middle & Upper School only

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Upper School Writing

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Matt Jacobssen, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    This course focuses on reinforcing academic writing fundamentals at the high school level, including writing a coherent thesis statement, organizing a five‑paragraph essay, effective transitions, and creative word choice. This course will also teach self-editing strategies. Emphasis will be placed on writing annotations, annotated bibliographies and using MLA citations and format correctly to best prepare for the academic writing needed for high school and college. Students are welcome to bring any summer work writing assignment to class and edit their work throughout the week.

2019 Offerings by Week

List of 11 items.

  • June 3rd-7th

    Algebra Review

    Online all summer with optional weekly meetings
    Rising 9 – 12 • $310
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must have already taken Algebra I; must also be enrolled in Algebra II, Algebra II Advanced, Algebra II Honors, or Geometry in the fall.
    This course offers a comprehensive review of algebra concepts to prepare students for either Geometry or Algebra II during the 2019-20 school year. Topics will include solving linear equations, graphing in the coordinate plane, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions and equations, inequalities, irrational numbers and quadratic equations. A strong emphasis is placed on problem solving and topics covered in the second semester of Algebra I. Open to students from all schools; may be required for CCES students who need extra preparation for Algebra II. Course is completely online through Schoology and Mrs. Kilian will be in her office once per week for a few hours to assist students in person with dates TBD once summer begins.
     

    Day Trippers I

    June 3 – 7 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Don’t want to be stuck indoors all summer? You don’t have to!
    Join the fun and go somewhere different every day! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, enjoy trampolines and obstacle courses at Big Air, hike at Lake Conestee Nature Park, climb to their heart’s content at Frankie’s Fun Park’s Fun House, and explore Roper Mountain Science Center!
  • June 10th-14th

    Art in the Great Outdoors

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be inspired by the beauty of nature! Campers will travel with sketchbooks in hand, using an artist’s eye on field trips to Lake Conestee Nature Park and look carefully at the beauty around us! Wonderful parts of nature including weather, plants, and animals, up close or from a distance, will be the subjects for expressing observations and impressions through drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography.
     

    Baseball Mini-Cavs

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Aaron Whited, CCES JV Baseball Coach  
    Players will learn basic baseball skills such as throwing, catching, and hitting. They will also learn positions and practice playing at many of them to see which one they enjoy. Fundamentals will be the focus to improve skills they already possess and build new strengths. Campers are divided by age and skill level as necessary. Campers should bring a glove but bats are supplied.
     

    Basket Weaving

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Ever seen someone weaving a basket, and wondered “how did they do that?” Then come learn this traditional craft for yourself and learn the ancient art of basket weaving. Campers will learn traditional and contemporary skills to create baskets, which will look great as decorations, or for holding special keepsakes.
     

    Behind the Scenes

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Always wanted to join the action of a stage production but too nervous for performing? Then join this engaging course all about the behind-the-scenes important roles that keep a performance alive. Discover how to control the lighting and sound booth, how to create and display set designs, how to create costumes, and how to be a stage manager and keep the performers where they need to be on time for their scenes. Campers will use the Christ Church state-of-the-art, 600‑seat Performing Arts Center.
     

    Digging for Dinosaurs

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Roam with us as we uncover the mystery of ages past.  Become a paleontologist by digging for dinosaur bones, studying fossils, and considering how dinosaurs became extinct. During this fun-filled week, campers will play games, make their own fossils, and create a dinosaur model to take home. If you “dig” this, then come and join us on an expedition through time!
     

    Explore Greenville  

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: James Greco, CCES Middle School Dean of Students
    This exciting week is all about the beautiful city of Greenville that we call home! Join us as we tour the sights, sounds, and tastes all around us.  Not only do participants learn about the history and culture of Greenville but they get to explore it in person as we take a field trip each day to a new hot spot in town. Learn about Shoeless Joe Jackson and why he lost his shoes. What is a Swamp Rabbit and where did he come from? What made this city the perfect place to get revved up about BMW and the automotive industry? Explore some of the farms that provide food to some of our area’s award-winning restaurants. Don’t miss this exciting week all about Greenville!
     

    Hatchimals, Squishies & Littlest Pet Shop

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Hatchimal, Squishies, Littlest Pet Shop, Oh My! Bring one or bring them all each day as we have fun playing together. Spend the week making crafts, learning fun facts, playing games, and creating homes for your little toys. We are sure to have a “little’ fun filled week together.
     

    How to Cook a Good Book

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Watch out for milkshakes and corn muffins! Fun will definitely be in the air as campers read a variety of children’s literature, such as The Cajun Cornbread Boy and Rodeo Ron and His Milkshake Cows. They then make the delectable treats right from the pages of each book. Campers become active chefs as they measure, chop, bake, and stir their creations. With a small class size and lots of hands-on fun, this cooking class is a yummy treat for all!
     

    Kitchen Chemistry

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    The kitchen is an awesome place to have fun with science experiments. Campers will use simple, safe household ingredients to explore engaging science concepts. Campers will make, bake, cook, experiment, and participate in multiple sensory activities. The colorful, messy, and sometimes gooey results will spark interest and challenge their thinking. The best part is campers will have a blast while learning!
     

    Playdough

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Roll up your sleeves and join the fun of using playdough! This camp is packed with excitement as campers create playdough to explore science and art, and develop fine motor skills through sensory learning. There will be color mixing, creating glow-in-the-dark playdough, making a playdough volcano, and much more!
     

    Sports Sampler

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Love to play games and sports? Then join this exciting sports camp that lets campers participate in a variety of sports and games all week! Soccer, basketball, flag football, tennis, Frisbee golf, lacrosse (non-contact), and gym games are just a few of the fun sports explored. Each day consists of multiple activities. Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment and balls if they would like. A daily schedule of sports covered will be emailed the week before camp so participants know what days to bring what equipment (optional to bring equipment).
     

    Tennis

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $155
    Coach: Laura Huguley, CCES Primer Teacher and tennis enthusiast, and Megan Taylor, CCES Grade 3 Assistant
    This camp is great for beginners and lower intermediates who want to learn the basics of tennis. Campers will learn skills such as the forehand, backhand, volley, and serve. The fundamentals of scoring and match play will be taught. Skills and footwork will improve through fun games and activities using special beginner balls. There may even be some water games! Participants will play in the gym and on the courts. After the first day, players will be divided by age and skill for maximum skill development.
     

    Track and Field

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Ali Raffensperger, CCES Second Grade Teacher and former college track competitor
    Calling all those interested in the unique offerings of track and field!  In this sampler course, campers will explore and practice a different event each day. There will be running events, such as sprints, hurdles, and relays. There will be throwing events, such as discus and shot put. There will be jumping events, such as long jump, high jump, and triple jump. Athletes will sample each event and learn about the techniques to succeed at each.  
     

    Woodworking I

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $210
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Come work in a live shop to build with wood! Participants use basic wood-working tools to include power items such as a drill press, miter saw, band saw and belt sander. Manual tools, such as hammers, nails, clamps, and sanders are also used. A wooden board game, birdhouse, and model car are built by hand! Because safety is the utmost priority in the camp, proper safety wear and precautions are mandatory each day.
     

    Acting Up

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    This fun, improv experience will have campers excited about acting! Through thrilling games and exercises to find voice, campers learn about and practice how to show emotion through actions. They will develop projection skills along with confidence in displaying a range of feelings to an audience.
     

    Art Adventures

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Join this amazing tour around Greenville to see great art and make some of your own! Students will visit an artist’s studio, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and other sites. The tour will also include downtown and Falls Park for sketching landmarks and landscapes.
     

    Art Around the World

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Have you always wanted to travel the world? During this week you can! Campers will make art inspired by different cultures and countries around the world, such as Pinatas, Chinese Lanterns, Japanese Kokeshi Dolls, and Native American Dream Catchers. Places explored will include those in Asia, Africa, South America, and more!
     

    Fencing Beginner

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.
     

    Girly Tween Fun

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $180
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Grab a friend (or make a new one!) and join us in some silly, crafty, girly fun! We will spend the week making trendy projects that are sure to be a hit! Projects will include making an essential oil diffuser bracelet, kawaii inspired succulent planter, personalized polymer clay necklace, adorable llama room decor, and a whimsical photo holder. In between crafting we will be playing silly games that will have us all giggling and enjoying each other’s company! Join us for a relaxing and fun time creating, chatting, and laughing! Girls only.
     

    LEGOmaniacs

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    LEGOs, LEGOs, everywhere! Join us for a week of LEGO fun! Every day campers will explore building with LEGOs. We will build from kits and from our imaginations. Campers will be challenged with daily contests to work on as a team or individually, where they learn engineering skills to build structures taller, span greater spaces, or move objects. There will also be free build time for campers to create amazing, unique pieces that they can share with the group. The week will end with a special challenge and a LEGO kit to take home.
     

    Little Kids Tennis

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Laura Huguley, CCES Primer Teacher and tennis player
    Using proven methods to teach tennis to our youngest players, basic tennis skills are taught in this fun, skill-driven camp. The equipment used caters to younger players, with balls designed for slower speeds and rackets made for smaller hands. Camp is mostly indoors, and the environment is adapted for campers’ size. Through fun games and technique lessons, participants will develop a love for the game! All equipment is provided.
     

    PE Sports and Games

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Calling all those who love PE class! Join this awesome week of PE games using all the cool equipment kids love, like floor scooters! Campers will spend the entire week playing everyone’s favorite PE games. Don’t miss out on Jollyball, Bomb the Pins, Sink the Ship, scooters, parachute games, Fire Engine, Asteroids, and much more! Whether they play inside or outside, participants will work up a sweat while having a blast.
     

    Pet Care

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.
     

    Princess Tea Party

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Here ye Here ye…By order of the Queen all little maidens are invited to a princess tea party. Come each day and discover the world of a proper English Tea. Campers will learn about different kinds of teas, proper tea etiquette, how to make yummy, traditional, tea-time snacks, and create several crafts to decorate the tea experience throughout the week. On Friday, come dressed as your favorite princess for a royal tea experience. 
     

    Tents, Teepees, & Other Indoor Hideouts

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    A secret hideout, a special hidey-hole, a private place for a sleepover, or a comfy reading nook is what campers will learn to create this week. Using simple materials and “tricks of the trade,” kids will have fun imagining their own get-away spot to create in their home without taking up an entire room. Bring a flashlight if you can, and adults are not allowed in this camp!
  • June 17th-21st

    Bushcraft

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Coach: James Greco, CCES Middle School Dean of Students
    Bushcraft is the art of survival in the wilderness, and during this week-long adventure, campers will learn about fire building, knife skills and safety, wilderness first aid, foraging, rope-making, and other things needed to make it out in the “bush.” Campers will gain an appreciation for the natural world and learn all about the secrets found in our neck of the woods.
     

    Cheerleading Intermediate

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders 
    This camp is for beginners and for those with some experience. Campers will learn all the popular CCES cheers along with dance routines and stunts. Working with Varsity cheerleaders, athletes will improve technique and voice to help lead the crowd! On Friday, participants will cheer at the football camp end-of-week game at Carson Stadium and perform at half-time. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game! 
     

    DJ Camp

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Come be a sound mixologist! Learn how to blend songs and create your own tracks. This camp will explore music mixing and beats. Campers will create multiple pieces of music using old and new music and add their own “spin.” Laptops and iPads needed for mixing will be provided. Campers will take home copies of their jams or create a YouTube channel.
     

    Drones & Other Flying Things

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Coach: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Want to fly a drone? Well you’ll get to as you encounter the world of things that fly. Each day you’ll have the chance to improve your drone flying skills as we learn basic skills that will lead to precision landings and drone races!  We’ll also see how design affects paper airplane flight, launch model rockets and fly kites. Other items we’ll be using include frisbees, straw rockets, balloon rockets and learning how to play with a Fox Tail. Don’t miss out on this hands-on, interactive camp where the sky is the limit!
     

    Edible Science

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Campers will love this experimental camp! Using only “chemicals” that can be eaten, campers will learn about science concepts using experimentation. Have you ever seen elephant toothpaste? Or turned beets into acid/base indicators? How about learned the states of matter using ice cream and lip balm? After this week, you can say you have!
     

    Fairy Garden

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This whimsical week is full of fairies. Participants will create a lovely fairy container garden to bring the fairy blessings. The fairy garden will have a fairy house, with a path, stepping stones, and other magical elements. The containers can be placed anywhere to enjoy at home. This beautiful week will be one to remember.
     

    Fancy Nancy

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Bonjour friends! You are cordially invited to get fancy! Join us as we have fun creating sparkly accessories to dress up in, enjoy a Fancy Nancy style beauty day, learn some fancy French words, make delectable (that’s fancy for delicious!) snacks and more! Ooh la la! We can’t wait!
     

    Football

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. –  12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. –  12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Tommy Bobo, CCES Assistant Varsity Football Coach, and CCES Varsity Football Players
    Come get your game on! Players will complete age-appropriate exercises, activities, and competitive games designed to improve their agility, ball handling, throwing, and catching skills. Coaches will work individually and in group settings to increase campers’ confidence and knowledge of the game in a fun, active learning environment. Campers will compete against one another in drills and games, but will be divided by age, size, and experience as needed. Camp includes an exciting football skills combine competition to see who is the most accurate passer, has the strongest arm, and is the fastest 40-yard dasher. Camp will be low contact with flag or tag football only, so pads and helmets are not needed. The last day will feature a fun scrimmage for parents to come watch, and the cheerleading camp will join to practice their skills, too.    
     

    Fort Building Mini-Cavs

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Christine Raimondo, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is just summer fun! Using a variety of materials, such as gigantic boxes, sheets, Cranium fort systems and Makedo parts, campers will create fort structures. Once built, the pretend play begins! Campers may add embellishments using a variety of craft materials. Imagine all the amazing structures we will play in!
     

    Fortnite Fantasy Fun!

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    Why play a video game when you can LIVE IT! Campers will create a live Fortnite game and investigate the many dances and strategies in the game. They will also take a trip to Spare Time for some Laser Tag and have a Nerf Battle Royale. Get ready for the most fun you can have with FORTNITE without picking up a joystick! Who needs video games?

    Jungle Moves

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Go wild this week as we explore animals and how they move!  Campers will learn creative expression through movement and create their very own animal props to be used in their performance. On Friday parents are invited to an informal showcase of skills learned this week. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    LEGOmaniacs

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    LEGOs, LEGOs, everywhere! Join us for a week of LEGO fun! Every day campers will explore building with LEGOs. We will build from kits and from our imaginations. Campers will be challenged with daily contests to work on as a team or individually, where they learn engineering skills to build structures taller, span greater spaces, or move objects. There will also be free build time for campers to create amazing, unique pieces that they can share with the group. The week will end with a special challenge and a LEGO kit to take home.
     

    Mosaics

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Campers will create incredible pieces using glass, purler beads, and other materials in a mosaic design. These pieces will last for years to come and can be used to decorate a garden, like a tiled pot, or a bedroom with a beautiful wall hanging piece.
     

    Nerf Battles

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Roller Time Skating

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering. 
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. Campers will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a pin cushion, a fun throw pillow, and a draw-string bag. All campers need to bring is 1 yard of quilting fabric and 3 yards of matching ribbon for the draw-string bag. We will provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!
     

    Skateboarding

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Coach: Cumi Ikeda, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and skateboard instructor
    Calling all aspiring skaters! In this beginner camp, participants will practice how to (correctly) stand on a board, push, tic tac, kickturn, and, if they’re up for it, ollie. Sessions will be a combination of skateboarding, studying skate videos, and learning skate terminology. Campers are required to bring and wear their own helmets and encouraged to have additional safety equipment. Skateboards are provided. All skating will occur on the CCES campus, away from any traffic.
     

    Soccer Mini-Cavs

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Zay Kittredge, CCES JV Girls Soccer Coach
    Mini-Cavs Camp is coed and designed for recreational players. The focus will be on basic skills in ball handling, passing, shooting, and positions. Camp will incorporate many games and contests to allow campers to practice skills in a fun environment. Each day will end with small-sided matches.
     

    Un Poco Loco Taco

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Spanish Teacher
    Do you love eating at Mexican restaurants? This is a week of learning to make several different kinds of tacos using traditional and maybe a few non-traditional ingredients. No spicy stuff but be prepared to try new things! Campers will learn age-appropriate kitchen skills, including cutting and chopping safely, measuring, washing produce, boiling and mashing, planning a meal and cleaning up when we’re finished. The week ends with a Friday Fiesta! OLE!
     

    American Girl Doll: Let’s Pretend

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    If you love American Girl Dolls, this is the place for you!  Spend the week pretending as these dolls come to life. Campers will have fashion shows with their dolls, make matching accessories for themselves and their dolls, enjoy special snacks, have a PJ party with the dolls, create crafts, and, of course, play with their dolls. On Friday, campers will have a scrumptious tea party where they will dress up as their favorite doll!
     

    Basketball Intermediate

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Kimberly Morgan, CCES Middle School PE Teacher
    This camp is for beginners or those with some experience. Basic basketball skills are developed, including passing, dribbling, shooting, and team-building plays. Participants work on individual skills and team skills through a variety of drills, small games, and competitions. Campers are divided by skill level as needed.
     

    Beginner Coding

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy, new concept is fun and practical. Using applications such as Tynker, Scratch, and more, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem-solving techniques learned to design will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.
     

    Challenge Yourself

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Christine Raimondo, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Join this exciting week full of “can you do this?” Using popular, viral, Youtube videos, participants will see if they can compete. These challenges are age-appropriate and full of silly fun! Can you survive the sour gummy experiment? Or figure out what’s in that box? Come ready to test your skills against the many challenges served up this week!
     

    Christmas in June

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    If Christmas is your favorite holiday, then join us! Spend the week making different Christmas crafts, from gingerbread houses to ugly Christmas sweaters. There will be traditional crafts mixed in with silly fun like Christmas themed Minute to Win it games and, of course, hot chocolate! The week ends with a Christmas PJ party and some caroling. Campers should bring a sweater to decorate. All other supplies are provided.
     

    Drawing Boot Camp

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Calling all young artists eager to become better at drawing! Come learn the specialized skills needed to become more confident in sketching and learn to draw more realistic forms. Campers will practice drawing people and other objects while learning how to shade to create depth and shape.
     

    Edible Science

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Campers will love this experimental camp! Using only “chemicals” that can be eaten, campers will learn about science concepts using experimentation. Have you ever seen elephant toothpaste? Or turned beets into acid/base indicators? How about learned the states of matter using ice cream and lip balm? After this week, you can say you have!
     

    Girls Who Lead

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $195
    Instructor:  Gina Varat, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Are you a natural born leader – ready to rule the world? Or are you interested in increasing the awareness, skills and confidence to live as an everyday leader? This class, designed especially for young women, looks at aspects of leadership like confidence, courage, and self-awareness. Campers take an inventory to determine their leadership style and listen to TED talks about the subject. Guest speakers, including local female leaders and professional coaches, will advise the girls on honing their skills. A super-fun “power day” includes a self-defense class created especially for young women. Participants will create an inspirational piece of jewelry to remind them of their inner strength. Girls will leave with a notebook of resources to reference later.
     

    Nerf Battles

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Roller Time Skating

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering. 
     

    Slime Squad

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Obsessed with slime? Join the Slime Squad as we create our own batches of unusual gooey, slippery, and slimy fun! Become a chemist and concoct glow-in-the-dark slime, color changing slime, shimmery slime, and more! Not only will we be elbow deep in goop all week long, but we will learn about what slime is, learn about slime molds, and explore where slime occurs naturally in nature. Don’t miss this opportunity to create, squish, and squeeze slime to your hearts delight!
     

    Un Poco Loco Taco

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Spanish Teacher
    Do you love eating at Mexican restaurants? This is a week of learning to make several different kinds of tacos using traditional and maybe a few non-traditional ingredients. No spicy stuff but be prepared to try new things! Campers will learn age-appropriate kitchen skills, including cutting and chopping safely, measuring, washing produce, boiling and mashing, planning a meal and cleaning up when we’re finished. The week ends with a Friday Fiesta! OLE!
  • June 24th-28th

    Thrill Seekers           

    June 25 – 27 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $275*
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is for middle schoolers only! Campers will go off campus each day for incredible field‑trip fun. This week, campers will visit the White Water Training Center in Charlotte, go out to lunch, and volunteer at a local charity. They will also visit other places, such as Spare Time, Frankie’s Fun Park, an ice-skating rink, a cupcake‑decorating shop, Big Air, Discovery Island Waterpark, or the movies. Final schedules will be posted in March. All fees associated with the field trips are included in the camp fee, but campers can bring small amounts of cash for various, optional, concessions. Don’t miss this awesome week of visiting cool places with your buddies!
     *Please note: Camp meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only. 
     

    Animals Around the World

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Pam Knight, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Travel around the world and visit different animals! Campers will discover animals, their habitats, and their behaviors. They will complete crafts, like animal sculptures, and activities, like fossil digs. Animals from the Arctic, reptiles from the desert, aquatic animals, prehistoric animals, and traditional pets are all explored.
     

    Boot Camp Fun

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, Elementary School Teacher
    Join the excitement of being a soldier! This week campers will move through the ranks as they engage in fun boot-camp-style activities! Learn how to march, stand at attention, and dress like a solider. Campers will compete in games and exercises to build teamwork and solve physical challenges. Mini-soldiers will enjoy learning how to camouflage with face paint and use Nerf guns to battle.
     

    Camp Comedy

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Do you love to deliver a good punch line? Love to create giggles? Then join this camp designed to develop comedic prowess. Using improv, performance, and writing exercises, campers will learn how to create comedy that highlights their personality and imagination. Campers will create original comedy individually and as a group in a variety of forms for a full week of learning and laughs.
     

    Cartooning

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Love to doodle and create characters? Then join this creative camp where participants learn different cartooning styles. Campers will have all the supplies they need to make flip books, draw super heroes, Pokémon and retro characters. Using different cartoon artists’ styles, they will learn simple ways to create background, speech bubbles and a finished cartoon panel.
     

    Digital Animation

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers will use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants will create stop-motion videos, computer-based characters, and collaborate on a group project. iPads and laptops are provided.
     

    Disc Golf

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Nichole Daniels, Upper School Biology Teacher, and disc golf enthusiast
    Join this week of trendy fun! Using a permanent course on campus and setting up temporary courses to challenge participants as their skills grow, this week is full of excitement! Participants will learn about the different types of discs (putter, driver, etc.) and when to use them. They will also practice and perfect their tossing skills and how to land in the cages.
     

    Fencing Beginner

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    Campers will love this intriguing sport! Not only will they learn the basic techniques of fencing, but they will also learn the related terminology. Participants are provided with a foil (beginner sword) and all safety gear such as breast plates, masks, and jackets. Drills in technique, proper form, and etiquette help build confidence in campers, while tournament style matches develop skills! Students will need pants for flexible movement and tennis shoes.
     

    Flag Football

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Join the huddle and have a blast as we play flag football! Campers will learn skills, positions, tactics, and strategies while having fun in this safe, no-tackle, low-contact football camp. Daily activities include skill games, where everyone practices with a ball, and head-to-head team games in a season-like format. Come join the camp where everyone gets a chance to be the quarterback in every game.
     

    Fort Building

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This week of fort construction is nothing but summer fun!  Campers will use a variety of materials, such as gigantic boxes, Makedo parts, creative embellishments, and a smorgasbord of craft materials. Campers will make life-size forts and model forts to accomplish daily challenges.
     

    Garden Art

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $195
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Display your art outside! Participants will create lots of amazing work the whole family can enjoy, including a mosaic wall hanging, a planter, wind chime, fairy garden sculpture, and more! Don’t miss the fun of creating beautiful art for your garden!
     

    GoNoodle!

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Inspired by the popular website, GoNoodle, this interactive camp gets you up and moving! With a mix of physical activities including guided dance, freestyle, exercise, and mindfulness, as well as take-home craft projects based on the website’s character champs, campers will move to the music, learn silly songs, dance with the leaders and play along. Come get moving with GoNoodle!
     

    Nature & Namaste

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Coach: Kimberly Morgan, CCES Middle School PE Teacher
    Spend five days enjoying a blend of yoga and hiking local trails. Two of the days, campers will stay at school and experience the benefits of yoga by gaining greater flexibility and strength, while having fun. They will create many yoga inspired crafts for boys and girls. Two other days campers will enjoy the best that nature can “serve up” when we travel by CCES mini-bus to take beautiful, short day-hikes. Hiking locations will include Lake Conestee and Paris Mountain. The final day will be a field trip to Southern Om for a yoga lesson campers will love. Campers need to bring a yoga mat, wear comfortable clothing and shoes for hiking, and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.
     

    Open Hearts: Service Learning

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living.  
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner only

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Paw Patrol

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    All paws on deck! Come join the crew and learn about safety and the roles that firefighters and police officers (among others) play in our community. A guest police officer will stop by for a visit, and firefighters will come with a fire truck to explore! There will be lots of fun games and Paw-Patrol-inspired crafts.
     

    Safari Sculpture

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Come on an artistic safari! In this camp, students will create some of their favorite animals using paper mache. Campers will learn proper paper mache techniques and then will make wearable masks and create functional “piggy banks.” Students are sure to go wild!
     

    Tumbling

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Learn the basics and foundations of rhythmic gymnastics and tumbling with rolls, cartwheels, handstands, and back bends! Campers will love creating floor routines and perfecting their moves in this beginner class. Simple rhythmic props, like hoops and ribbons, are incorporated. Participants work on skills, based on their age and gross motor development, to include balance, skipping, hopping, and moving around in the space. On Friday, parents are invited to watch the routine created by campers. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Ultimate Sleepover

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Teacher
    What’s better than a sleepover? NOTHING! Wear your pajamas EVERYDAY, bring your sleeping bag and pillow to use for the week, and join us for a one-of-a-kind camp that you won’t forget! Through crafts, like making pillowcases and friendship bracelets, activities like doing make-up and painting nails, and silliness like singing karaoke and dancing the morning away, this camp is one you won’t want to miss!  Girls only.
     

    Unicorns

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Who doesn’t love magical Unicorns? Come and spend a week of everything Unicorns and Rainbows. Campers will learn fun facts about the mythical creatures, have fun creating all kinds of Unicorn crafts including our own head pieces and create special Unicorn inspired snacks. It’s a week sure to fill campers with magical fun.   
     

    Wrestling

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown! 
     
     

    Avengers

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    Like super heroes? Want to be one? Come explore the Marvel super hero characters. Campers learn about the many characters, play their games, and do some crafts that they might do. Plus, we’ll put their super powers to the test to see how we measure up. Do you have it in you? Come find out!
     

    Cake Pops & Popsicles

    June 24 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    It’s the summer of Pop! In the mood for something cute and sweet? Then join us to make fun summer treats that help beat the heat! Campers create and enjoy several different types of refreshing popsicles as well as bake and decorate lots of adorable cake pops. Throughout the week chefs learn how to mix, measure, chop, melt, decorate, and much more. Roll up your sleeves and come pop ‘til you drop!
     

    Fashion Illustration

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Are you interested in art and fashion? Then this is the camp for you! Campers will learn the art of fashion illustration by learning how to draw people and then how to draw/create clothes that are flattering using different proportions and styles. Students will learn about proportion, pattern, and different textiles while improving their drawing skills.
     

    FUNdamentals of Art

    June 24 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come practice the basics! FUNdamentals of art will include drawing, painting, sculpture, stitchery, and weaving, and lots of fun in expressing ideas in new ways. Techniques will be a focus of this camp, so come enjoy getting back to basics.
     

    Girls in Government

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $155
    Instructor:  Gina Varat, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Did you know that women, while consisting of a little over half of the U.S. population, are still a minority in local, state and federal political offices and appointed positions? If you are a girl who is fascinated by politics or inspired by debates and races – this camp is for you!  Girls in Government will provide a unique opportunity for participants to not only learn the basics of our system of government, but also speak with local and statewide female political figures. They will share with us their stories and strategies of being a female official in a male-dominated entity. We will finish the week with a visit and tour of Greenville’s City Hall.
     

    Harry Potter

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join us on the Hogwarts Express for a week full of wizardry and magic. Campers will make wands, study weird plants in herbology, make edible potions and spells, play Quidditch, make parchment and quills, and compete for their house. Enjoy endless trivia and the study of magical creatures! Those who love Harry Potter don’t want to miss this week of Hogwarts fun.
     

    My Little Pony

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    “My little pony, my little pony, I used to wonder what friendship could be until you all shared its magic with me…”  Get ready for a fun filled week of exploring the magical world of My Little Pony. Bring all your ponies for us to play with and learn about all the different friends, old and new. There will be games, crafts and end the week with watching the My Little Pony movie. It will be a week filled with friendship, magic and play.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Middle & Upper School only

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends.
     

    PE Games

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Connie Mikesell, CCES Admission Assistant and JV Girls Basketball Coach
    Don’t miss this awesome week of PE games using all the cool equipment kids love! Campers will spend the entire week playing everyone’s favorite PE activities, such as floor scooter games, Trashcan ball, Jolleyball, make obstacle courses, and more. All games will be inside, to keep campers out of the heat.
     

    Playwright: Page to Stage

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher, and published playwright
    This camp is for those who want to write plays and stories. Learn how to develop the parts of a play: the plot, the dialogue, the exposition, the conflict, the complications, and the climax. Campers are welcome to bring a piece of work to tweak or create a new concept this week. The overall goal of this camp is the creative process of developing a play and going from a thought in your head to words on the page.
     

    Recycling Makerspace

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Water bottle animals? Mazes? Plastic flowers? Yes, yes, and yes! Problem-solving skills and creativity abound in this trendy camp where campers decide how to repurpose items. Campers will use their imaginations to create cool crafts and useful objects. Each day brings a design challenge and time to work on a project of the camper’s choice, and perhaps a collaborative group project! Participants should bring recycled items throughout the week to add to the provided materials.
     

    Rube Goldberg Engineering Experience

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Andrea Fox, CCES Middle School Science Teacher
    Rube Goldberg is a famous inventor and cartoonist known for making simple tasks ridiculously complex. A Rube Goldberg Machine “is an overly complex contraption, designed with humor and a narrative, to accomplish a simple task.” The machine typically involves a chain reaction of events to produce the final simple step. Campers will enjoy the challenge of turning a simple task, like flipping on a light switch, into an incredible maze of reactions to finally end with task completion. Campers will choose any task and then create the silly, complex system to complete the task. Assorted items from home may be needed, but most materials can be found within our huge supply.
     

    Tie Dye Creations

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This classic summer project allows participants to have fun while safely experimenting with dye on different materials. Campers create something new each day using different tie dye techniques. They finish the week with wearable items and unique creations and even a couple of edible surprises!
     

    Wrestling

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $155
    Coach: Chris Teague, CCES Varsity Wrestling Coach
    Come learn wrestling skills and techniques in a fun-filled, strong learning environment. Campers will be instructed on fundamental moves, pinning combinations, defense, sportsmanship, and progress to more advanced moves as they accelerate their skills. Each day will focus on a different skill, so campers can practice fundamentals and then expand on what they already know. On Friday, there will be a mock tournament where campers can put into action what they have learned. Parents and friends are invited to join us for this wrestling showdown!
  • July 1st - 5th

    CCES will not have camps on Thursday, July 4th.

    Summer Fun Sampler

    July 1 – 5 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $195 (no Thursday)
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week is all about summer excitement! Each day will bring our favorite summer activities. From water fun to movies, capture-the-flag to flashlight tag, and making ice cream to grilling out, this week is about all the awesome things only a summer can bring. Through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities with crafts and games, campers will cruise through this week like a convertible with the top down on the best day in July!
  • July 8th-12th

    American Girl Doll: Let’s Pretend

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    If you love American Girl Dolls, this is the place for you!  Spend the week pretending as these dolls come to life. Campers will have fashion shows with their dolls, make matching accessories for themselves and their dolls, enjoy special snacks, have a PJ party with the dolls, create crafts, and, of course, play with their dolls. On Friday, campers will have a scrumptious tea party where they will dress up as their favorite doll!
     

    Basketball Mini-Cavs

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Participants will play games that teach basic basketball skills such as passing, dribbling, shooting, and positions. Players will work on fundamentals while improving skills they already possess. Campers are divided by age and skill level as necessary.
     

    Baton Twirling

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Coach: Julianne Foster, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and two-time Parade Corp National Champion
    New this year, Baton Twirling will teach campers the basics of marching; including form, technique, and timing. There will also be instruction in basic twirls, rolls and steps which will be put together for a short, fun and upbeat routine. The week will end with the campers marching in their very own parade around the CCES campus. Each camper will receive a new Star Line “Starlet” baton to take home each day and keep at the end of the week.
     

    Bugs

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Explore the amazing world of insects and bugs! Through scientific investigation and fun crafts, participants will learn all about bugs! Where do they live? What do they eat? What makes them unique? The week will also feature some of Eric Carle’s popular books paired with non-fiction titles and hands-on inquiry activities. Come discover spiders, ladybugs, crickets and grasshoppers, bees, fireflies, butterflies and more!
     

    Franken Figures

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you have a strong imagination and love to try new things? Then join this unique art camp! This week campers create their own hybrid animals by disassembling old stuffed animals and use the parts to create a sculpture of something entirely new. Picture the Simpsonville Smooney, but your own creation.
     

    FUNdamentals of Art

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come practice the basics! FUNdamentals of art will include drawing, painting, sculpture, stitchery, and weaving, and lots of fun in expressing ideas in new ways. Techniques will be a focus of this camp, so come enjoy getting back to basics.
     

    Imagine It! Halloween

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This amazing camp is all about Halloween costumes, props, and haunted houses! Mrs. Burger has extensive costume making experience and shares her expertise on materials/techniques to build realistic, unique costumes using durable materials. In addition, campers will learn how to create the best haunted house on the block filled with the coolest Halloween props. Don’t miss this spooktacular camp!
     

    Lacrosse Coed

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $155
    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Coaches: Joe Cummings, CCES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach, and Molly Miller, CCES Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    This camp is for both novice and experienced players.  Participants are divided by age, skill, and gender in an effort to keep everyone safe and challenged. Beginner campers will learn the fundamentals of the game such as throwing, catching, cradling, and shooting. Experienced players will strengthen their aforementioned functional skills and develop more advanced skills that involve team work concepts. Tons of fun drills will be used to improve speed of play. There will also be many small-sided games. All players are required to have a stick for camp. Sticks are provided, but more competitive players are encouraged to bring their own sticks. There will be limited contact, so helmets and pads are not required for boys.
     

    Lego Ninjago

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, Elementary School Teacher
    Calling all ninjas in training! Come battle in a Ninjago adventure! Garmadon attacks Ninjago regularly and his brick-smashing rampages are so bad that we need to create mechs and weapons to save the city from evil destruction. Become a master brick-builder and build Lego cities where the battles will rage. Role play battles with homemade cardboard swords and spears. Bring your imagination and warrior spirit to find your inner “piece.”
     

    Messy Art

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Roll up your sleeves to get down and dirty creating art. Campers will paint with sponges, rolling marbles, and their feet! They will create raised salt paintings, make bubble art, blend marbled shaving cream pictures, and have lots more crazy, messy art fun! This camp focuses on the experience of creating art, rather than the final product and encourages children to think outside the box. Nurture the seeds of creativity in your budding artist!
     

    Middle School Coding

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Learn to write computer code! This trendy new concept is fun and practical. Using applications such as Tynker, Scratch, and more, students will build games, characters, and complete challenges all while building critical thinking skills. The problem-solving techniques learned to design will translate to many parts of a camper’s academic life. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will be able to log in from home and continue to tweak their code after camp ends.
     

    Minecraft P.E.

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Come join the Minecraft adventure! This interactive camp allows campers to build their own world, visit others’ worlds, and battle other campers on iPads in Minecraft Pocket Edition.  Beyond building on the iPad, campers will create cool 3-D crafts and weaponry in the Minecraft style. iPads with Minecraft Pocket Edition will be provided; campers may bring their own iPads with the Minecraft Pocket Edition app already installed.
     

    Roller Time Skating Advanced

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Calling all skaters! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches advanced techniques and is only for those with skating experience. Skaters will learn how to do a spiral, shoot the duck backwards, complete multiple jumps using only one foot to land, execute various spins, and learn several footwork combination moves. On Friday, parents may attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering. 
     

    Soccer Premier

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Sean Vick, CCES Varsity Boys Soccer Coach
    This coed camp is designed for experienced field players. Players will strengthen ball-handling skills with a variety of drills to focus on touch. Campers will improve set play skills, along with shooting techniques. Agility workouts, combined with skill drills, will promote movement on the ball and a soccer mindset. Each day includes small-sided matches. Players are divided up by skill level as needed for drills.
     

    Star Wars Jedi Training

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Kristi Byers, CCES Middle School Teacher
    The Force is alive in this amazing week full of galactic adventures! Aspiring Jedi will train their minds with Star Wars Trivia and other mind games, and they will train their reflexes with mock battles. They will make lightsabers to battle with along with other weapons of their choosing. In addition to the mind and body training, participants will explore the characters, aliens, and spacecrafts of all the Star Wars films.
     

    T-shirt Quilt

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    This week campers will create a one-of-a-kind quilt. Please bring in 20 of your favorite, old shirts, each able to yield a 12 x12 cut square, and a twin size sheet. Campers learn how to make squares and then sew them all together. By the end of the week you’ll have a keepsake quilt! Beginner sewers are welcome. Please bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper and needles if you have one.  All other materials are provided, including sewing machines. Campers may bring their own machine if they prefer.
     

    Tumbling

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Learn the basics and foundations of rhythmic gymnastics and tumbling with rolls, cartwheels, handstands, and back bends! Campers will love creating floor routines and perfecting their moves in this beginner class. Simple rhythmic props, like hoops and ribbons, are incorporated. Participants work on skills, based on their age and gross motor development, to include balance, skipping, hopping, and moving around in the space. On Friday, parents are invited to watch the routine created by campers. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Woodworking II

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 9 • $225
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    This is the second course in the woodworking series.  Campers should have completed the basic woodworking class in order to enroll in this camp. We’ll take some of the skills we learned in the first class and use them to build more challenging projects. Students will be able to design their own toy vehicle, so each one will be different. Students will also be able to develop another project of their choice. Some ideas may include wooden games, a birdhouse, desk items or a candy dispenser. We’ll also take a day-long field trip to the Wood Crafters Guild of Greenville to see authentic woodworkers completing their projects. Campers will be able to observe and ask questions to learn more about the woodworking process. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to further enhance your skills as a woodworker!
     

    Camp Half-Blood

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    Calling all Percy Jackson fans and those who like Greek mythology and games! This camp is for you! Using a fun survey, participants will test into a Greek god/goddess team and then with that team meet challenges throughout the week. There will be puzzles and thinking challenges as well as obstacles and Minute to Win-it type challenges. Come see how you stack up against other Greek demi-gods!
     

    Cheerleading Mini-Cavs

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    Get ready for some CCES spirit with the Varsity Cheerleaders!  Each day is filled with cheering, dancing, tumbling, stunts, jumps, crafts, and more. Participants will learn all the popular cheers used by CCES. On Friday, campers host an indoor pep rally for friends and family. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game! 
     

    Circuit Inventions

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $210
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Join us to create simple circuits and experiment with electricity! This camp focuses on exploration, creativity, problem solving, and hands-on learning. Learn about electricity through the use of LEDs, copper tape, copper wire, and batteries to create fully functional circuits. Campers will build fun experiments, like a light powered by lemons, a circuit bug, and will even be able to build a circuit to light up their own creative design. Campers will also get to use Snap Circuits boards to learn more about creating various types of circuits. Come join us for an electrifying experience!
     

    Dance Fusion

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Come dance to fun music in a dance sampler course. Campers will develop skills in 3 styles of dance: Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Jazz. Dancers will learn a dance in each style and create their own routines, while building confidence and passion for dance. On Friday, there will be an informal showcase for parents to see the campers’ talents! Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Disney Mania

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    This week campers will fall more in love with all things Disney.  Campers will “travel” through the different lands of Disney World. On Main St. campers will create a Mickey or Minnie costume and take pictures in front of the castle. Then continue the week exploring Tomorrowland, making projects of Monsters Inc., Stitch, and Toy Story.  In Fantasyland, campers will have fun with Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, and others that call this land home. Once in Adventureland we will become pirates for Pirates of the Caribbean, and then end the week in Frontierland pretending we are on Splash Mountain by having a fun day on a slip and slide.
     

    Face Painting

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Kim Granner, Professional Artist
    Learn the art of face painting! Campers will create a new character face each day as they follow step-by-step instructions. Faces such as realistic animals and fantasy characters are explored. On the final day participants will create their own individual face painting design using all the techniques learned during the week.
     

    How to Draw Comics

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Are you interested in creating your own comic book, but not sure where to begin? This camp will guide participants through the process as they create interesting characters, create the storyline, and then learn how to illustrate their concept. Campers will learn many techniques that professional comic artists use, such as how to convey action and create realistic forms.
     

    LEGO Wedo Robotics PC Edition

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This exciting week is robotics for younger campers. Using the Wedo system, campers will build multiple machines and then program them to move. Each day will bring a new challenge with building fun and computer programing. At the end of the week, campers can free play with kits and build with their imaginations and new skills! All kits and laptops are provided.
     

    Media Makers

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Jamie Bryant, CCES Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications
    In this dynamic course, students will learn how to create and engage with various types of media. They can practice writing a short piece for a radio recording or preparing for a television appearance. We will visit multiple, local media outlets where participants can see the behind-the scenes action in studios and meet local media experts. Throughout the week, students will report on local activities via their own podcast or media channel of choice. Students will learn how to collaborate with others to create and safely share a variety of content.
     

    Outer Space

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Corey Sinclair, Elementary School Teacher
    Explore space in this super-galactic adventure! Campers will learn about the stars, planets, and our solar system. Come learn how our moon affects our oceans and why it looks so different throughout the month. Budding astronauts will build spaceships, space helmets, and create a representation of our solar system. Through interactive play and crafts, campers will be excited about the science concepts explored!
     

    Roller Time Skating

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Angela Pitts, Multi-National Champion, USARS & RSA certified coach, owner of Roller Time LLC
    Come join the fun! Angela Pitts is a Multi-National Champion and certified USARS and RSA coach in freestyle, dance, and figures, with more than 20 years of experience in teaching all levels. This camp teaches campers how to balance, skate forward and backward, fall and recover, toe stop, and more. Campers will also strengthen their self-esteem and improve gross motor skills. On Friday, parents are invited to attend a student performance. Please indicate shoe size when registering. 
     

    So Dramatic!

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This camp is an exciting introduction to acting. Campers will learn techniques needed to perform in a production, such as voice, projection, and stage presence. Actors will study costume design, stage make-up, and set creation. They will learn how to audition for parts, rehearse songs, practice lines and blocking, and how to get rid of the jitters! All are welcome, regardless of prior theater experience.  
     

    STEAM Art

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Full STEAM Ahead— through drawing, painting, sculpture, and construction, campers will create a mobile, a robot, tessellations, and more! Come join us to learn how art, science, engineering, math, and technology are connected!
  • July 15th-19th

    Basketball Academy

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 9 • $285
    Coach: John Butler, CCES Varsity Boys Basketball Coach  
    This camp is for players of all experience levels, as players are divided into small groups for skills practice. Specific areas of concentration are ball handling, shooting, one-on-one skills, perimeter player moves, man-to-man defense, transition offense, and transition defense. Campers will improve individual technique through drills and team concepts during game play. All participants receive a free basketball.
     

    Acting 101

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Instructor: Anne Tromsness, Fine Arts Center and ARMES Drama Instructor
    This exciting camp explores everything acting! Through silly games and pretending, campers learn to express themselves. Campers learn how to speak clearly with a stage voice and how to show emotions through expressions and body language. They even explore some behind-the-scenes aspects of acting, such as how stage makeup works, how stories work on stage, and how to perform on stage. Don’t miss this incredible week of acting activities!
     

    Backyard Games

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    3-2-1-GO! In this camp, the more, the merrier, as we play games designed for a crowd! Every game is perfect to take home and play with the entire neighborhood. In teams or solo, campers will enjoy playing classics like capture the flag, all forms of tag, water balloon challenges, and hide and seek style games. Campers will learn new games like the blind-fold team challenge, hula hoop race, and creative relay races. With an emphasis on strategy and team work, this week is going to be a blast with everyone going home a champion at the 2019 Backyard Games!
     

    Baton Twirling Mini-Cavs

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 2 • $170
    Coach: Julianne Foster, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and two-time Parade Corp National Champion
    Brand new this year, Baton Twirling will teach campers the basics of baton twirling! Participants will learn how to march, including form, technique, and timing. There will also be instruction in basic twirls, and these combined with steps will be put together for a short, fun, and upbeat routine. The week will end with the campers marching in their very own parade around the CCES campus. Each camper will receive a new Star Line “Starlet” baton to take home each day and keep at the end of the week.
     

    Cake Decorating Beginner

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and come cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Come create treats fit for any party! Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants. 
     

    Cardboard Creations

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Suzie Kilian, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Imagination is a wonderful thing and this week lets your imagination run wild. Using cardboard pieces, participants will create amazing art. From a 3-D wall hanging to pieces you can play in, the possibilities of what to create are endless. Some challenges of creation and guided pieces will also be included.
     

    Decades Dance Party

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Coach: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    From Doo-Wop to Disco to the DAB! Explore the dances, music, outfits, and games of the decades. Participants will explore the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, with one WILD CARD decade. Get ready for poodle skirts, iron on patches and leg warmers! Come get your groove and game on! 
     

    Dodgeball

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball‑style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.
     

    Fencing Intermediate

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $210
    Coaches: USA Fencing Certified Coaches from Foothills Fencing Academy
    This is for campers with some previous fencing experience. All safety equipment and swords are provided. Participants will progress to electronic scoring bouts throughout the week. An advanced sword, an electric foil, is used to improve techniques, tactics, postures, and proper thrusts. We will use the techniques covered in beginner and intermediate fencing together to fence Olympic style matches.
     

    Harry Potter

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join us on the Hogwarts Express for a week full of wizardry and magic. Campers will make wands, study weird plants in herbology, make edible potions and spells, play Quidditch, make parchment and quills, and compete for their house. Enjoy endless trivia and the study of magical creatures! Those who love Harry Potter don’t want to miss this week of Hogwarts fun.
     

    LEGO Robotics

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    This camp is designed as a fun introduction to robotics and programming. Students will use LEGO Mindstorm NXT robots to complete interesting challenges. Every student will have his/her own robot to use. Activities will involve building a robot and then programming it to complete various challenges. The week ends with a robotic sumo wrestling match where campers design a robot that can push other robots off a playing field. Will your robot be the victor? Students will not take robots home, but family is invited to watch the showdown. This camp is a great combination of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and FUN!
     

    LEGO Wedo Robotics iPad Edition

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    This exciting week is robotics for younger campers and uses different kits from the other Lego Wedo Robotics camps in the summer. Using the Wedo systems, campers will build a machine, then program the machine to move using coding techniques. Needed iPads are provided. Campers will love the building and programming challenges each day and can even invent their own designs. 
     

    Pokémon Fun

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Join Pikachu and his friends in a week of fun! Learn the basics of battling with the trading cards and compete throughout the week to earn some free packs of your own. Campers will also spend the week designing their own cards to use in battle, writing their own Pokémon adventure, and other Pokémon-related activities and games. Participants should bring their trading cards from home each day (some will be provided).
     

    Pop Art

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. –12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Paint a self-portrait, make a giant sculpture, and create art in the style of the artists of the 60’s, such as Andy Warhol, Claus Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein! You’ll make and take home some groovy art!! 
     

    Raceway

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $155
    Instructor: Ashley Waters, CCES Lower School Assitant Teacher
    Rev your engines as this camp brings all the fun of racing cars! Avid toy car drivers will speed, slide, and spin through race tracks and obstacles. Campers will design garages to refuel and have friendly competitions. It can be a messy job and cars will enjoy some car washing and detailing, too. Let’s put the fun in overdrive!
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. Campers will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a pin cushion, a fun throw pillow, and a draw-string bag. All campers need to bring is 1 yard of quilting fabric and 3 yards of matching ribbon for the draw-string bag. We will provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!
     

    Soccer Intermediate

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $155
    Coach: Brent Roberts, CCES JV Boys Soccer Coach
    This coed camp is designed for beginner and experienced field players. The focus is on strengthening ball-handling skills, passing, set plays, and shooting techniques. Agility workouts, combined with skill drills, will promote movement on the ball and a soccer mindset. Each day includes small-sided matches. Players are divided up by skill level as needed for drills.
     

    The Art of Book-making

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you enjoy keeping a diary or sketchbook? Ever wonder how it was made? Come explore this concept and learn how to make a variety of book types. Campers will learn how to create marbling and how to sew the binding, along with how to press paper. Participants can make extra for their friends or keep them all to themselves!
     

    Unicorns & Rainbows

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Caroline Glazebrook, CCES Digital Marketing & Communications Manager
    Join us for a week of magical unicorn adventures! Campers will love making different arts and crafts projects all centered around unicorns and rainbows. Participants will also enjoy playing games, making colorful snacks, and creating sparkly jewelry! Don’t miss out on this exciting week full of colorful fun!
     
     

    American Girl Doll: A Stroll Thru Time

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $155
    Instructor: Caroline Bethel, CCES Middle School History Teacher
    American Girl Dolls bring history to life, and this week is a fantastic trip through the lives and times of the American Girls.Campers bring their dolls each day and experience what life was like in colonial times, the Civil War era, and the roaring twenties. They will enjoy authentic foods, discuss clothing, create crafts, and compare the lifestyles experienced by the girls today. On Friday, there is an old-fashioned picnic where campers dress up as their favorite doll!
     

    App Design

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $195
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    Want to learn to program an app for your cell phone or tablet? App Inventor is an application from MIT designed to teach students how to create simple apps that can be downloaded to Android devices. (Apple version coming soon!) Camp provides cell phones, so bringing your own is optional. After learning the basics of App Inventor, students will work individually or in pairs to develop their own apps. App Inventor is free, so students can continue improving their apps and creating others on their own computers after camp is over. This camp is a great introduction to programming concepts and a stepping stone toward application design for all devices.  Check out appinventor.mit.edu for more information. This requires logical thinking, similar to math classes, so students (especially younger ones) need to feel comfortable with mathematical concepts to enjoy this camp to the fullest.
     

    Art Magic

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be amazed with art that moves, glows, reflects, and wiggles! Magical paintings, magic paper art, dream catchers, and wands are just a few of the creative things campers will make during a magical week! All new projects from last summer.
     

    Cake Decorating Beginner

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and come cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Come create treats fit for any party! Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants. 
     

    Crochet

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Crochet is a challenging and useful art. Participants will learn simple stitches, like chain, single crochet, and double crochet and how to use these stitches to create texture. They will also learn necessary terms like “yarn-over” or “granny square” and how to read a simple pattern. Campers will make several pieces, such as a hat and a piece of jewelry, and learn how to crochet several shapes to embellish clothing. All hooks and yarn skeins are provided.
     

    Dodgeball

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge...the five D’s of dodgeball! Join the excitement where campers will have a blast improving their throwing skills, agility, and teamwork. Campers will use soft foam balls as they play a variety of dodgeball‑style games, such as battleship, crush the castle, traitor ball, Jedi, and, of course, traditional dodgeball.
     

    Life Skills

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Laura Harling, Upper School Administrative Assistant
    There are many skills you need to know as an adult. How do I maintain car insurance? What is credit? How do I manage my personal finances and balance my checkbook? What is health insurance or life insurance and what does it cover? How do I buy a house? How do you change a tire? This course will explore all those topics and more to help prepare Upper School students for a future independent lifestyle. There will be guest speakers from a bank, a realty company and an insurance agency to help prepare students through these real-life events.
     

    Magic Tree House

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 3 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Jack and Annie love to explore and go on adventures. Come join them as we travel to a different place each day. We will travel to Australia to learn how life is there and have a chance to see a real boomerang and a didgeridoo. While in Hawaii, we will have a Luau party. Then, it’s off to China to learn about Pandas and celebrate a Chinese New Year. The Rainforest is full of animals to learn about while visiting the Amazon. The week will end as we become Pirates searching for a treasure.
     

    Pokémon Strategies

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $195
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Pikachu calls you to come battle with him! Participants will learn and share advanced strategy for playing the game with trading cards and the new 3DS games. Campers will build their own gym and include it in a new region: what new Pokémon will the region contain? What new adventures await? After the week of competitive trading card game play, we will end with a tournament with prizes for the top performers. Campers should bring their cards from home each day (some will be provided).
     

    Star Wars

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Explore Star Wars characters, aliens, weapons, and spacecrafts with active play and crafts. Learn lightsaber choreography from the movies and battle friends. Then, use the green-screen to act out Star Wars scenes dressed-up as your favorite character.
     

    Super Heroes

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor:  Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a week of super‑hero fun! This camp gets off the ground as campers create their own super-hero character with super powers and a cool super costume! Campers will discuss fictional super heroes, discover why they love them, and then become super heroes to our community. Through writing get-well notes to children in the hospital, making special treats for our friends in a nursing home, designing cards for troops overseas, and much more, campers will learn how they can be true super heroes to those around them. In addition, local super heroes (such as a police officer) will come visit camp during the week. Don’t miss this week of heartfelt activities your child will never forget!
     

    Tinkering

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Discovery Teacher
    Taking machines apart and discovering how they work is exciting investigation! This week focuses on taking apart old appliances and machines such as VCRs, toasters, radios, etc., and seeing how the parts interconnect to make a working machine. Time will also be spent on tinkering or design challenges that allow campers to create something new with found parts! Campers are encouraged to bring in some old devices themselves, so a list of approved items will be sent home a few weeks before camp.
  • July 22nd-26th

    Beach Art

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Imagine you’re at the beach...! If you’re not at the beach this week, these fun art activities are the next best thing! Artists will create a sandcastle, paint a self-portrait, create a sea creature sculpture, and more! The week will end with water play and splatter painting, so wear a swimsuit!
     

    Bee-Bots

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    Bee-Bots are robots that can be programmed with 40 commands for directional movement. These little guys are great fun to play with and teach many concepts along with basic programming. Campers will learn how to program the Bee-Bots, then they will complete challenges with them and let their Bee-Bots compete! Math computation practice is hidden in programming, so learning is fun!
     

    Cheerleading Mini-Cavs

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Coach: Jennifer Nessmith, CCES Head Varsity Cheerleading Coach and Varsity Cheerleaders
    Get ready for some CCES spirit with the Varsity Cheerleaders!  Each day is filled with cheering, dancing, tumbling, stunts, jumps, crafts, and more. Participants will learn all the popular cheers used by CCES. On Friday, campers host an indoor pep rally for friends and family. Campers are also invited to join the cheerleading squad on the field for a fall CCES football game! 
     

    Fashionista

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Laura Harling, CCES Upper School Administrative Assistant
    This week explores everything fashion. From how to put together an outfit, to how to accessorize it, this week will teach campers all the skills they need to look their best! Throughout the week guests representing popular clothing lines will join us to teach about color and pattern mixing do’s and don’ts. Campers will even make their own jewelry! Friday will bring a fun fashion show where campers wear bold outfits they put together on their own.
     

    Felted Animals

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you love cute animals and making things? Then come make some cute animals! Join us in learning how to make felted stuffed animals. These are made using loose wool and felting the wool with a needle. Students will create their own design and use their imaginations to bring it to life.
     

    Field Hockey

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Sara Hellman, CCES Varsity Field Hockey Coach
    Want to play a sport that is a combination of soccer and lacrosse? This sport is played with a stick and ball like lacrosse and with positioning similar to soccer. This camp is designed for beginners and teaches basic skills like passing, receiving, shooting, defending, and positioning. Games are played in a fun atmosphere. Sticks and balls are provided. Shin guards are recommended. Come learn and love this Northern sport that is gaining popularity in the South! 
     

    Guitar

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $220
    Instructor: Matt Dingledine, Professional Guitarist and Teacher
    Make it the summer of rock! Summertime is the perfect time to pick up the guitar and let the good times roll. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a guitar or use the guitars provided at no additional charge. Campers can choose to learn a song from a variety of their favorite bands, such as The Beatles, Taylor Swift, or Imagine Dragons. With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read guitar music, and play together as an ensemble. Just remember: “Add six strings to the summer sun, and you will have twice the fun!”
     

    Intro to Electronics Through Arduino

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $260
    Instructor: Karen Polstra, CCES Computer Science Teacher
    How are electronic gadgets so smart? In this camp we will learn the basics of electrical circuits that use sensors, lights, and motors. Participants will learn how to program Arduino microcontrollers to allow gadgets to sense motion, light up, and move! Arduino is an electronics platform that is easy to use and program. Each student will receive an Arduino Starter Kit that he or she can keep after the camp. Using the kits, we will complete simple projects. Campers will also experiment with electricity and learn how to solder electrical components using a real soldering iron.
     

    Keyboarding

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Val Hendrickson, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Make keyboarding instruction fun, and entice your students to build their skills. This teacher‑ and web-delivered camp combines interactive lessons with fun themes and flexible, adaptive practices to quickly bring students to touch-typing mastery. Students will use a provided laptop and have access to software from home.
     

    Martial Arts

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 2 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    Minecraft Builders PC Edition

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    This advanced Minecraft camp will use the PC Edition to share worlds and build interactive landscapes. Daily creative challenges will guide campers through historical, architectural, and fantasy landscapes. We will explore competitive environments in various survival challenges, as well as go over the best tips and strategies to stay competitive. In order to attend, campers must already have a Minecraft PC Edition registered account and bring their username and password to the camp each day.
     

    My First Tutu

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Calling all aspiring and budding ballerinas! Throughout the week, campers will learn the basics of ballet, dance their way through story time ballets, and make their own tutus. On Friday, parents are invited to an informal performance that highlights skills learned this week. Participants need ballet slippers and should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in. Leotards may be worn but are not required.
     

    Nerf Battles

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Gary Guth, CCES Lower School PE Teacher
    Get ready to battle! In this action-packed week, campers will complete challenges, competitions, and do battle using Nerf guns. There will also be obstacle courses to face and tons of targets to conquer. Equipment is provided, but campers may bring their own Nerf guns if the ammo is soft. This mix of team exercises and individual cunning will not only be fun, but improve strategic thinking and physical acumen.
     

    Open Hearts: Service Learning

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service Learning
    Join us for a summer favorite as campers give back to the Greenville community! Campers will learn about different service opportunities in Greenville and discuss the mission of each organization, so they understand the purpose and the function of the agency they will serve. Campers will then be transported by CCES mini-bus to volunteer at local Greenville agencies, such as Project Host Soup Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Humane Society, and Brookdale Assisted Living. 
     

    Princess Tea Party

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher
    Here ye Here ye…By order of the Queen all little maidens are invited to a princess tea party. Come each day and discover the world of a proper English Tea. Campers will learn about different kinds of teas, proper tea etiquette, how to make yummy, traditional, tea-time snacks, and create several crafts to decorate the tea experience throughout the week. On Friday, come dressed as your favorite princess for a royal tea experience. 
     

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Advanced

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $220
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Sewers with some experience, through a past class or personal instruction, will love learning more advanced techniques. Campers will learn how to read a pattern, how to add a zipper, and how to use a variety of stitches on the machine. Participants will make a simple skirt with an elastic waistband, and a cross body bag with a zipper. Please bring 1 yard of quilting fabric and 1 yard of 3/8” wide elastic for the skirt. Bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper and needles, so you are familiar with your tools. All other supplies are provided. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own.
     

    Spy Kids

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $180
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Create a fake ID and join us on a week of sleuthing. We will be learning detective skills as we make an undercover book to hide our secrets, dust for fingerprints, navigate through an obstacle course, send messages in invisible ink, and much more. If you like gathering clues and solving mysteries, this is the camp for you!
     

    Volleyball

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Katie Touchton, CCES Varsity Volleyball Coach
    Open to beginners through advanced players, the group will be divided into small work groups based on skills and age. Players will improve their offensive and defensive skills through practice on individual technique. They will strengthen strategy skills through group drills and small-sided play. Campers will practice a variety of skills using drills, and they will play in matches to build technique and confidence throughout the week.

    Advanced Coding

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This camp is for those with some coding experience. Computer programmers will build on their knowledge to create more complex projects. Tynker and Scratch will be used along with other products, so that campers can build games they can play with outside of camp. Cool challenges and designs will be completed, along with learning techniques that can be used with school work in the future. All computers, iPads, and applications are provided. Students will have access to their online coding account from home after our week ends.
     

    Beach Art

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Imagine you’re at the beach...! If you’re not at the beach this week, these fun art activities are the next best thing! Artists will create a sandcastle, paint a self-portrait, create a sea creature sculpture, and more! The week will end with water play and splatter painting, so wear a swimsuit!
     

    Biblical Studies

    July 22 – August 2 • 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Rising 9 – 10 • $760   (2 weeks)   
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    John Mark Elliott, Upper School Religion & Ethics Teacher
    This one-semester required study of the Old & New Testaments focuses on the historical context and theological themes of the Bible. This establishes a connection between the Hebrew people and the Christian Church, thereby creating an archetypal synthesis that ultimately points to the message of the
    Gospels: Jesus’ birth, baptism, ministry of teaching and healing, death, and resurrection. The connection also establishes a contemporary and eternal relevance to life in the world today. At the end of class, students will complete an approved independent study project. They will choose a time to present it to Mr. Elliott at the start of the school year. Students who plan to fill their school‑year schedules with other electives are permitted to take this course. No class meetings may be missed in order to receive credit.
     

    Competitive Play Pokémon

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $195
    Instructor: Erick Bousman, CCES Upper School Teacher
    This week is all about the battles! Participants with Pokémon experience should join and will use their gym to spend the week battling other campers. If they don’t have a gym, one will be created the first day. It is tournaments all week long! Campers should bring their own cards, and some new ones will be provided.
     

    Green Screen Adventures

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Students in this camp will get to star in their very own short films, using green screen technology to provide the setting!  This camp will utilize the facilities in the Upper School that are used for Graphic Design and Filmmaking. Campers will create their own stories, put together their own costumes, and perform with their friends. Students will not be asked to edit the videos — they will be provided by the instructor at the end of the camp.
     

    Keyboarding

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Val Hendrickson, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Make keyboarding instruction fun, and entice your students to build their skills. This teacher‑ and web-delivered camp combines interactive lessons with fun themes and flexible, adaptive practices to quickly bring students to touch-typing mastery. Students will use a provided laptop and have access to software from home.
     

    Martial Arts

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $155
    Coach: Jason Korol, Greenville Academy of Martial Arts Owner
    Join us for a dynamic camp teaching the techniques every karate kid needs to know! Beginner and experienced martial artists alike will benefit from this camp where they will learn the most effective self-defense tools and a black-belt mindset. Campers will also learn self-control and safety skills as they improve their Kung Fu moves. Cantonese terms will be learned throughout the week.
     

    Optical Illusions

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    In this camp, drawings become magic as we create artwork to fool the eye. Learn the shading techniques and tessellations to create 3-D art in a 2-D plane. Viewers of your artwork will be entranced when they see your drawings begin to move and spin before their very eyes.
     

    Paint Your Pet

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Create a priceless portrait of your pet! Before camp begins, parents should email the instructor an image of their pet, and students should also bring a printed out image of their pet. Throughout the week campers will learn how to draw and paint animal features. First will be a gray scale study, along with an investigation of how illustrators paint animals in different styles. Then, each camper will create a canvas pet portrait. Very good quality pictures of the face of the pet are best for this camp.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Pinterest Party!

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Laura Harling, CCES Upper School Administrative Assistant
    Have you ever seen those awesome and fun looking projects and crafts on Pinterest and wanted to do them, but Mom would not let you? Well, now you get to spend a week doing just that! Campers will make some of the fun and exciting projects that are shown on Pinterest such as making picture frames, t-shirts, pillow cases, bookmarks and so much more! Make sure to wear clothes that are okay to get messy as camp will make lots of fun messes!
     

    Props Fabrication

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Creativity abounds as we learn about what happens behind the scenes in theatre. Participants will study the play, Alice in Wonderland, to learn how to create costumes, props, and set pieces for this classic story. Everyone will design and work together to find inventive ways to craft and build with provided materials for the selected scenes. All the skills learned can also easily be used on projects outside dramatic endeavors. This is the perfect blend of creativity and craftsmanship for anyone willing to use their imagination and get their hands a little dirty.
     

    The Greatest Showman

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    A week long session of dancing to your favorite songs from The Greatest Showman. This musical theatre camp is perfect for those that just need to move! “A Million Dreams,” “This is Me,” and “The Greatest Show” will have you groovin’ all week long. Each day will be accompanied by a craft to use in the dances.  An informal showcase is held at the end of the week for all parents to view what the campers learned. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Wet & Wild

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $225
    Instructor: Allie Finotti, Elementary School Teacher, and Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Do you love water parks? Then come join us for a week of exploring great water parks in Greenville! We will visit a different water park each day, Monday through Thursday, and spend Friday with a water day at CCES. We will enjoy boogie boarding at Discovery Island, try the 32ft tower drop at Otter Creek, get dizzy in the funnel slide at 7th Inning, and enjoy inflatable water slides on campus.
     

    World Spirituality & Ethics

    July 22 – August 2 •12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Rising 11 – 12 • $760   (2 weeks)
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Valerie Riddle, Lower School Chaplain
    What is the nature of religion, why has it been important to our world, and what is its impact on our lives today and across cultures? We will look at the conditions of what makes “religion,” the history and development of each of the major world’s religions, the common and unique elements of each faith tradition, and the influence of each on our wider society. The faith traditions we will explore will include, but are not limited to: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Taoism, Confucianism, Primal localized religions, and Americanized faiths such as Mormonism, Native American and Hawaiian spiritualities, and Caribbean syncretized beliefs. This summer course explores different spiritual practices associated with religions. Each day presents situations and methods which require ethical decision-making skills.
    No class meetings may be missed in order to receive credit.
     

    Yoga

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $170
    Coaches: Laura Mahony, High School English Teacher, and Jennifer Francis, Certified Yoga Instructor
    This refreshing week is all about the Zen. Campers will learn Yoga poses and do Yoga each day to improve flexibility, balance, and core strength. Daily themes that complement the pose names will keep the journey exciting! Many crafts to enhance the Yoga atmosphere will be created and will focus on techniques to relax, stay focused, and be more centered. Creations like mandalas and meditation bracelets, along with quotation rock gardens, and magic Zen jars will be brought home daily. Participants should bring a Yoga mat and wear comfortable, form-fitting clothes for ease of movement.
  • July 29th-August 2nd

    The Great Playground Hunt

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $245
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This week searches for the best playgrounds in Greenville! In the mornings, campers will explore outdoor playgrounds (a different one each day) and, in the afternoon, explore indoor playgrounds (such as Frankie’s Fun House and The Fun Gym). Campers can compare playgrounds and find the best one to fit their style of play, from places to climb, to fields to run through, we will explore them all!
     

    Breakfast for Dinner!

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Everyone loves breakfast for dinner! Come learn these simple, hearty meals that bring warmth to any table. Campers learn how to make omelets, pancakes, muffins, biscuits, overnight oatmeal, toast, and even homemade butter! This fun week focuses on safety in the kitchen as participants do use the stove and oven. Plus, they learn basic kitchen techniques like measuring, mixing, and timing in food prep.
     

    Breakout EDU

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Ellen Gordon, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Love escape rooms, mysteries, solving puzzles, and finding clues? Using a blend of digital and physical breakouts, this week is all about solving the puzzle! Campers use clues to solve riddles and unlock a series of boxes to complete physical breakouts. They also use provided iPads to solve digital breakouts with digital clues and locks. With teacher guidance, small group teams will strengthen their communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking skills while completing two breakout challenges each day. Our summer breakouts are highly engaging and encourage participation from every camper!
     

    Candy Making

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service and Experiential Learning, and Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    Come live out Willy Wonka candy-creating fantasies! Campers learn how to cook with sugar and create kid-friendly, mouth-watering candies each day. Participants make colorful hard candies, chocolate creations, snack bars and more. All chefs sample their creations in class and take some home to share in adorable containers they craft. A recipe book is created, so campers can recreate their confections again and again. 
     

    Jump Start 1st Grade

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 • $175
    Instructor: Paige Armstrong, CCES First Grade Teacher
    Make a smooth transition into first grade with a week of fun activities designed to get the brain moving again. A review of phonetic skills, reading strategies, and writing techniques will be coupled with math concepts and games. Campers will gain confidence and maturity while having fun with academic games, individual work, and group work. Campers will fly into first grade with a positive attitude after this exciting summer review!
     

    Jump Start 2nd Grade

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 • $175
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Get a head start on the school year with activities guaranteed to give your child the skills needed to jump into second grade with confidence! Math games that build number sense and knowledge of math facts will turn kids on to math and have them begging to play some more! Phonetic understanding will be enhanced with word games, while a love of reading will be nurtured through read-aloud books and shared reading. Get your child off to the right start and have him or her excited to jump back into the school year!
     

    Jump Start 3rd Grade Math

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3  • $175
    Instructor: Ashleigh Hambright, CCES Third Grade Teacher
    Be a “Digit Detective!” Campers will investigate connections with numbers as they build mathematical self-confidence through games and activities. They will review the many basic skills needed for third grade as they use problem solving to connect mathematical ideas. Concepts reinforced will include: math facts mastery, number sense, place value to the thousands, multiplication, geometry, and fractions. CCES uses the Math in Focus curriculum, an American version of the renowned Singapore Math Program.
     

    Jump Start 4th Grade Math

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 • $175
    Instructor: Scottie Waddell, CCES Fourth Grade Teacher
    Campers will investigate connections with numbers as they build mathematical self-confidence through games and activities. They will review the many basic skills needed for fourth grade as they use problem solving to connect mathematical ideas. Concepts reinforced will include: multiplication and division facts mastery, number sense, place value, multiplication, geometry, fractions, and algebraic reasoning. CCES uses the Math in Focus curriculum, an American version of the renowned Singapore Math Program.
     

    Jump Start 5th Grade Math

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 • $185
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Join this excellent opportunity to brush up on math skills. Review key math skills needed for fifth grade: problem solving, algebraic reasoning, decimals, fractions, fast facts, and percentages. Campers may also work on summer math packets. We’ll also include a few logic puzzles and games to get your brain ready for the start of a new school year in a fun and engaging way!
     

    Jump Start 6th Grade English

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 • $185
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    Don’t miss the chance to brush up on English skills. The course will review parts of speech, writing mechanics, reading comprehension, and writing skills. Through the use of language puzzles, drills, and competitive games, campers will refresh their language skills and confidence. Participants may address their required reading lists, where needed.
     

    Making Magic!

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Ladies and Gentlemen, join The Great Mrs. Burger in a week of magic adventures! Campers will learn numerous tricks to excite their audience and explore props to help the tricks work.  They will also learn how to have pizzazz when completing a trick to make the showmanship more exciting. There will also be a guest magician and balloon twister extraordinaire joining the fun!
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Physics Phun

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Take a crash course in physics fun! Learn about physics and engineering design principles by building your own rollercoaster, catapults, paper airplanes and more. Each day will consist of a brief explanation of the principle of the day followed by construction time. Compete to see whose design is the best while learning why your creations actually work.
     

    Pop-Up Creations

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Pop-up books and cards are the focus of this camp, where campers craft special creations for a variety of occasions.  Each camper will create a series of pop-up cards for birthdays, holidays, and other events, as well as a 4-page story book!  Campers will use scissors, Exacto knives, and other cutting tools, so safety will be of the utmost importance. A variety of styles and techniques will be explored throughout the week.
     

    Primer Prep

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 • $175
    Instructor: Laura Huguley, CCES Primer Teacher
    This class is open only to CCES Primer Students/Applicants.
    Come experience a typical Primer day at CCES! Your child will enjoy exciting writing, math, reading, and morning meeting activities. Your Primer-to-be will also explore our campus and future classrooms to learn where important spots used throughout the school year are located, such as the lunchroom, library, art room, playground, and restrooms. Campers will start building friendships that will last a lifetime! Parents are invited to join their Primers on Friday, so they may introduce you to their new friends and show you all the exciting things they have been exploring. Ease the anxiety of the first day of school and car line by joining Primer Prep.
     

    Science Explorers

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Join in the hands-on science fun! Campers interested in the sun, wind, electricity, insects, plants, or water should come and experiment as camp explores a smorgasbord of science fun. Every day will be filled with age-appropriate experiments and activities to create take-home items! Handouts for each science skill will be sent home daily for sharing with family and friends.
     

    Spa Science

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Katherine Kramer, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Working in a science lab doesn’t always look like a Mad Scientist in a white lab coat! A Spa Science Lab looks like people about to pamper themselves! Come mix chemicals and conduct experiments in chemistry to make cleansing masks, foaming baths, oatmeal soaps, facials, and more. It smells lovely as campers mix sweet-smelling essential oils to experiment with perfumery. This is a fun way to encourage an interest in basic chemistry!
     

    Study Skills

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, Upper School Teacher
    Great study habits and success skills are now essential for today’s students. The focus for this program is how to have a successful high school year with great study skills and a positive attitude while setting meaningful goals to maximize academic achievement. Particular attention is paid to essential study skills like taking notes (using the Cornell method), organization strategies and time management. In addition, this course will focus on fundamental skills high school students need like the writing process, active reading strategies  (annotating texts), and reducing test anxiety.
     

    Ukulele

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $220
    Instructor: Matt Dingledine, Professional Guitarist and Teacher
    Make it the summer of rock! Summertime is the perfect time to pick up a new instrument and what could be cooler than a Ukulele? In no time you will be impressing your friends at gatherings playing this cute, unique instrument. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a Ukulele or use the ones provided at no additional charge. Campers can choose to learn a song from their favorite band! With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read music, and play together as an ensemble.
     

    Writer’s Workshop

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 7 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    This course focuses on reinforcing writing fundamentals at an advanced middle‑school level. In a productive and encouraging environment, students will explore and practice key elements of academic writing, such as crafting a thesis statement, organizing an essay, structuring sentences and paragraphs, punctuating appropriately, employing the writing process, and formatting. Students are encouraged to bring their required summer writing assignments as a starting point for practicing and applying the techniques introduced in this course.
     

    Cake Decorating Advanced

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $180
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This camp is for those chefs who have completed Cake Decorating Beginner or for chefs with some baking/decorating experience. The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them using more advanced piping techniques. Campers learn how to create lovely icing shapes and figures to decorate cakes. They also learn how to display their creations on a beautiful tablescape. Each day, sweets are sampled in camp and taken home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants. 
     

    Construction Kids

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Nichole Daniels, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Building abounds in this engineering week! Campers will love to create structures with blocks, Legos, boxes, and PE equipment. They will have competitions and challenges to build the biggest structure, the strongest, the tallest, etc. So, grab your hard-hat and creative ideas for the building bonanza!
     

    Digital Photography

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Delve into photography and its composition this week! Campers will use provided digital cameras to take photos. Some styles explored will be serious, such as stills, landscapes, and portraits. We will also explore capturing silly moments with photo booths and various photo props. Pictures are then edited using simple software, and prints will be taken home. Campers will also create frames and embellishments for their photos.
     

    Etiquette

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Teri Block, Cotillion Director
    Join a manners expert for an incredible journey through politeness. Campers will experience hands-on lessons in basic table manners, birthday party etiquette, introductions, appearances, sports etiquette, and basic manners in the home. Key learnings will be reinforced with games and songs and a line dance will be taught. Our mascot, “Picasso the Polite Elephant” will assist our students with some of our instruction, as we identify “Wonderful Words” such as, ‘please,’ ‘thank you,’ ‘yes ma’am,’ ‘no thank you,’ ‘excuse me’ and ‘may I.’
     

    Jump Start 7th Grade

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 • $185
    Instructors: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    This program is an excellent opportunity to refresh math and English skills. The math review is a hands-on approach to review problem solving, decimals, fractions, percentages, basic calculator skills, and algebraic reasoning skills. Campers may work on summer math packets, if needed. The English review focuses on writing and reading comprehension. The writing portion will review parts of speech, mechanics, how to organize essays, and the writing process. The reading comprehension review helps students analyze their novels to find themes, main ideas, and literary concepts. Through the use of language puzzles, drills, and competitive games, students will refresh their language skills and confidence. Participants may address their required reading lists, where needed.
     

    Jump Start 8th Grade

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 8 • $185
    Instructors: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Get ready for eighth grade with a review of key math and English skills. The math portion is designed for students going into pre-algebra in the fall (not Algebra I) and covers problem solving, decimals, fractions, percentages, basic calculator skills, and algebraic reasoning skills. Campers may work on summer math packets if needed. English review focuses on writing and reading comprehension. The writing portion will review parts of speech, mechanics, how to organize essays, and the writing process. The reading comprehension review helps students analyze their novels to find themes, main ideas, and literary concepts. Through the use of language puzzles, drills, and competitive games, students will refresh their language skills and confidence. Students may address their required reading lists, where needed.
     

    Jump Start Algebra I

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 – 9 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra I class for fall. In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra I during the 2019-20 school year, students will review algebra reasoning skills, integers, fractions, decimals, order of operations, basic graphing skills, and how to manipulate various parts of an equation. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence. 
     

    LEGO Wedo Robotics PC Edition

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Robin Yerkes, CCES Lower School Technology Teacher
    This exciting week is robotics for younger campers. Using the Wedo system, campers will build multiple machines and then program them to move. Each day will bring a new challenge with building fun and computer programing. At the end of the week, campers can free play with kits and build with their imaginations and new skills! All kits and laptops are provided.
     

    Making Magic!

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $185
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Ladies and Gentlemen, join The Great Mrs. Burger in a week of magic adventures! Campers will learn numerous tricks to excite their audience and explore props to help the tricks work.  They will also learn how to have pizzazz when completing a trick to make the showmanship more exciting. There will also be a guest magician and balloon twister extraordinaire joining the fun!
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Middle & Upper School only

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Personal College Statement

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 12 • $195
    Instructor: Cumi Ikeda, Upper School English Teacher
    Come compose a strong essay that can be used for college applications. Both the Common App and individual school prompts ask applicants to write about their personal experiences, and students often feel at a loss as to what to say because they feel they have not yet lived extraordinary lives. In the hands of a skilled writer, an ordinary life is much more interesting than a monumental life described by someone who is not tending to craft, beauty of language, and the complexity of human experience, and this course will introduce campers to these skills. We will explore personal experiences through writing, shaping the work to make it layered, beautiful, and interesting to an outside reader. By the end of the course, students will have developed an essay that they will be able to use as a foundation for many of their college applications.
     

    Spa Science

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Katherine Kramer, CCES Upper School Science Teacher
    Working in a science lab doesn’t always look like a Mad Scientist in a white lab coat! A Spa Science Lab looks like people about to pamper themselves! Come mix chemicals and conduct experiments in chemistry to make cleansing masks, foaming baths, oatmeal soaps, facials, and more. It smells lovely as campers mix sweet-smelling essential oils to experiment with perfumery. This is a fun way to encourage an interest in basic chemistry!
     

    Yoga

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Coaches: Laura Mahony, High School English Teacher, and Jennifer Francis, Certified Yoga Instructor
    This refreshing week is all about the Zen. Campers will learn Yoga poses and do Yoga each day to improve flexibility, balance, and core strength. Daily themes that complement the pose names will keep the journey exciting! Many crafts to enhance the Yoga atmosphere will be created and will focus on techniques to relax, stay focused, and be more centered. Creations like mandalas and meditation bracelets, along with quotation rock gardens, and magic Zen jars will be brought home daily. Participants should bring a Yoga mat and wear comfortable, form-fitting clothes for ease of movement.
  • August 5th-9th

    The Best of Summer

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $245
    Instructor:  Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Summer is almost over, but it won’t feel like it this week! The entire week will be spent doing the things campers love best about summer — such as water games, outdoor fun, and crafts. There will be some summer cooking as campers make ice cream and have a traditional cookout. Campers can suggest and vote on activities to fill out the week and truly spend time doing their favorite summer activities (capture the flag anyone?). Campers will also venture off campus to bowl, to decorate cupcakes, and to jump at Pump It Up. 
     

    Archery

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Coach: Gerry Lauber, CCES Upper School Math Teacher and National Archery in the Schools Program Certified Instructor
    Archery is a unique and challenging sport. Beginners will learn about this Olympic sport and be instructed in the basic techniques in bow anchoring, shooting, aiming, and safety. There will be lots of target practice, along with competitions for fun. All equipment is provided. If a student has a Genesis bow, it may be used. Any other personal equipment should be approved by the instructor.
     

    Ceramics

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Brent Roberts, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Join in the fun of creating with clay! Participants will create a variety of functional and sculptural pieces while learning and practicing various clay forming and decorating techniques. Since all pieces will be kiln-fired, some will not come home during the week, but will be picked up at a later date after the final firing. 
     

    Chinese Culture Arts

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Come explore Chinese culture through art. Learn about traditions, ceremonies, simple terms, and create lovely pieces at the same time! Campers create cut works of art, such as lanterns and characters. They learn how to paint traditional calligraphy and animals. Artists also learn special folding techniques to make origami and kites. Participants even play traditional children’s games, such as Chinese chess, Chinese checkers, and Feather Kick Shuttlecock. Don’t miss this beautiful week of culture study!
     

    Etiquette

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. –12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Teri Block, Cotillion Director
    Join a manners expert for an incredible journey through politeness. Campers will experience hands-on lessons in basic table manners, birthday party etiquette, introductions, appearances, sports etiquette, and basic manners in the home. Key learnings are in dining experiences, “How do you eat spaghetti, correctly?” “How do you eat with chop sticks?” Ballroom dance instruction is included such as the Beach Shag, Waltz, and other dances will be taught to help participants gain confidence for social engagements.
     

    Jump Start 1st Grade

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 • $175
    Instructor: Paige Armstrong, CCES First Grade Teacher
    Make a smooth transition into first grade with a week of fun activities designed to get the brain moving again. A review of phonetic skills, reading strategies, and writing techniques will be coupled with math concepts and games. Campers will gain confidence and maturity while having fun with academic games, individual work, and group work. Campers will fly into first grade with a positive attitude after this exciting summer review!
     

    Jump Start 2nd Grade

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 • $175
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Get a head start on the school year with activities guaranteed to give your child the skills needed to jump into second grade with confidence! Math games that build number sense and knowledge of math facts will turn kids on to math and have them begging to play some more! Phonetic understanding will be enhanced with word games, while a love of reading will be nurtured through read-aloud books and shared reading. Get your child off to the right start and have him or her excited to jump back into the school year!
     

    Jump Start 3rd Grade English

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 • $175
    Instructor: Ashleigh Hambright, CCES Third Grade Teacher
    Give your child the opportunity to strengthen reading and writing skills before third grade begins! Campers will review vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills while exploring the characterization and story elements of a short novel that they will get to keep at the end of the week. Word games, reader’s theater, and technology-based projects will be used during this week of learning and fun!
     

    Jump Start 4th Grade English

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 • $175
    Instructor: Scottie Waddell, CCES Fourth Grade Teacher
    Comprehension skills and writing skills are some of the most important tools your child needs for success in fourth grade and beyond. This camp will help campers develop those abilities and learn how fun reading and writing can be! Campers will explore context clues, prediction skills, dictionary proficiency, and writing skills using a variety of activities and games. The writing process will be employed along with exercises to strengthen vocabulary and a review of grammatical structure to help participants create their own expressive writings. These will be compiled into collections, shared with the class, and then taken home for parents to enjoy!
     

    Jump Start 5th Grade English

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 • $185
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    Join this excellent opportunity to brush up on English skills. Participants will review parts of speech, mechanics, reading comprehension, and writing skills. Through the use of language puzzles, drills, and competitive games, campers will refresh their language skills and confidence. Campers will address their required reading lists, where needed.
     

    Jump Start 6th Grade Math

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 • $185
    Instructors: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Mr. Silleman uses a hands-on approach to review key math skills: problem solving, algebraic reasoning, decimals, fractions, simple geometry skills, and percentages. Campers may also work on summer math packets if needed. We’ll get your brain going by completing some logic puzzles, playing some math games and working on Smartboard activities.  Don’t miss the chance to brush up on math skills in a fun and exciting way!
     

    Jump Start Geometry

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 8 – 10 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in a Geometry class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Geometry during the 2019-20 school year, students will review basic shapes, lines, angles, surface area, volume, and types of solids. Students will complete problem sets individually and in groups. There will be exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will also be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.
     

    Move, Play, Sing

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $155
    Instructor: Joy Hughes, CCES Lower School Music Teacher
    Movement and music go hand in hand. In this camp, participants will find the connections between music, movement, and play. Campers will sing songs, play games, learn rhymes, and play percussion instruments. Creative movement can be based on stories, sounds, poems, and musical inspiration. Campers will have time to explore and develop their own creativity, to work with others, and to share with the group!
     

    Paul T. Riddle Drums Beginner & Intermediate

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     
     

    Physical Education I- All‑Summer Independent Study and In Class

    August 5 – 8 • 9 a.m – 12 p.m.  (Mon – Thurs) • Rising 9 – 11 • $480      
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Sally Pielou, Middle School PE Teacher
    This physical education course is an all‑summer, independent‑study class, with a mandatory in-person health component on August 5–8. Beginning June 3, students are required to keep a weekly activity journal, set a physical fitness/health goal, and report on one fitness/health/nutrition current event per week. The course includes worksheets, quizzes, and tests. All materials are posted, submitted, and graded through Schoology each week. During the August 5-8 health portion, students are required to choose a morning or afternoon session. The health class includes guest speakers, certification in Adult CPR, and a final exam. Two informational meetings will be scheduled in May 2019, prior to the start of the class, where participant expectations are laid out. Attendance at one of the meetings is mandatory. No class meetings during the August week may be missed in order to receive credit.
     

    Primer Prep

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 • $175
    Instructor: Laura Huguley, CCES Primer Teacher
    This class is open only to CCES Primer Students/Applicants.
    Come experience a typical Primer day at CCES! Your child will enjoy exciting writing, math, reading, and morning meeting activities. Your Primer-to-be will also explore our campus and future classrooms to learn where important spots used throughout the school year are located, such as the lunchroom, library, art room, playground, and restrooms. Campers will start building friendships that will last a lifetime! Parents are invited to join their Primers on Friday, so they may introduce you to their new friends and show you all the exciting things they have been exploring. Ease the anxiety of the first day of school and car line by joining Primer Prep.
     

    Stop Motion Animation

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants create stop-motion videos individually and in group projects. All equipment is provided, such as iPads and laptops.
     

    Tumbling

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – K5 • $170
    Instructor: Carolina Dance Collaborative Dance Educator
    Learn the basics and foundations of rhythmic gymnastics and tumbling with rolls, cartwheels, handstands, and back bends! Campers will love creating floor routines and perfecting their moves in this beginner class. Simple rhythmic props, like hoops and ribbons, are incorporated. Participants work on skills, based on their age and gross motor development, to include balance, skipping, hopping, and moving around in the space. On Friday, parents are invited to watch the routine created by campers. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can easily move in.
     

    Ceramics

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Brent Roberts, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Join in the fun of creating with clay! Participants will create a variety of functional and sculptural pieces while learning and practicing various clay forming and decorating techniques. Since all pieces will be kiln-fired, some will not come home during the week, but will be picked up at a later date after the final firing. 
     

    Cursive Writing & Other Lettering

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $175
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Improve cursive writing with practice, practice, practice! Students will learn the proper ways to form letters using the danelion system. They will learn proper pencil holding. To make the class more fun, participants will also learn how to form large, fun letterings, like bubble letters, for posters and other school projects.
     

    Jump Start Algebra II

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 11 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra II class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra II during the 2018-19 school year, students will review algebraic reasoning skills, writing equations, solving equations, graphing equations, exponents and monomials, systems of equations, inequalities, quadratic equations, functions, and polynomials. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence. 
     

    Music Creation

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $155
    Instructor: Joy Hughes, CCES Lower School Music Teacher
    Using provided iPads and a variety of apps, campers will blend technology and music to create fun sounds, manipulate rhythm, and experiment with instruments. Participants will explore pitch, tone, and patterns in music. They can write and record their own music and experiment with different types of notation and visualization. This exciting exploration of sound allows participants to create music in unique ways.
     

    Paul T. Riddle Middle & Upper School only

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 12 • $285
    Instructor: Paul T. Riddle, Drummer, Teacher, and Producer
    These exciting camps teach drummers of all levels techniques to be true musicians. All camps are led by Grammy Award winning artist, Paul Riddle, original drummer of the Marshall Tucker Band. Each camper will choose at least one song on which to focus for the week and record a demo on Thursday at a professional recording studio. On Friday of each session there is a performance for family and friends. Drummers in the Middle & Upper School camps will perform in a live jam with accompanying professional musicians. All drummers will use the new drum pad. Camp fee includes the trip to the recording studio. Campers do not need a drum set to participate, nor do they need to bring equipment to camp.
     

    Pet Care

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Angelika Hummel-Schmidt, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Do you love cats and dogs, birds and frogs? Then this is the place to be! Campers will learn how to walk dogs and make tons of items for pets, such as eatable treats, toys, leashes, and treat bags. Some items are taken home to furry friends, and some will be sold to fellow campers on Thursday. On Friday, campers will visit the Greenville Animal Care for a special program and present all proceeds from their sale to the animals in need.
     

    Physical Education I- All‑Summer Independent Study and In Class

    August 5 – 8 • 1 p.m – 4 p.m.  (Mon – Thurs) • Rising 9 – 11 • $480      
    Unit of Credit: 1/2 Unit
    Sally Pielou, Middle School PE Teacher
    This physical education course is an all‑summer, independent‑study class, with a mandatory in-person health component on August 5–8. Beginning June 3, students are required to keep a weekly activity journal, set a physical fitness/health goal, and report on one fitness/health/nutrition current event per week. The course includes worksheets, quizzes, and tests. All materials are posted, submitted, and graded through Schoology each week. During the August 6-9 health portion, students are required to choose a morning or afternoon session. The health class includes guest speakers, certification in Adult CPR, and a final exam. Two informational meetings will be scheduled in May 2019, prior to the start of the class, where participant expectations are laid out. Attendance at one of the meetings is mandatory. 
    No class meetings during the August week may be missed in order to receive credit.
     

    Street Art

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jake Galm, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and street artist
    Join this trendy camp to create cool street art stickers! Participants will draw their designs and then upload them digitally for editing. Campers will learn how to use Photoshop to create edgy designs to print on special paper which is added to adhesive backing to create stickers. The bold, stylized creations can even be holograms!
     

    Study Smart Study Skills

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 – 8 • $185
    Instructors: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    Designed specifically for grades 7 and 8, this class concentrates on the skills necessary to be successful in school. The topics covered include active listening and classroom learning, organization, time management, active reading and note taking, test taking, and exam preparation. Students learn strategies to help them minimize classroom distractions, improve their listening skills, and study efficiently. In addition, they are shown how the iPad or other device can assist them with their studies and organization. Each day students will engage in fun and varied activities to help them practice and master a variety of study skills.
     

    Upper School Writing

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Matt Jacobssen, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    This course focuses on reinforcing academic writing fundamentals at the high school level, including writing a coherent thesis statement, organizing a five‑paragraph essay, effective transitions, and creative word choice. This course will also teach self-editing strategies. Emphasis will be placed on writing annotations, annotated bibliographies and using MLA citations and format correctly to best prepare for the academic writing needed for high school and college. Students are welcome to bring any summer work writing assignment to class and edit their work throughout the week.
     

    Writing Expressions

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    This course focuses on developing emerging writers in both creative and academic forms. Students will explore mentor texts from a variety of literary genres and be introduced to key elements that constitute strong writing, such as structure, logic, flow, style, and voice. They will create a developmental portfolio of multiple writing pieces, ranging from creative narratives to informative exposition. With a piece of their choosing, students will be guided through the writing process, and at the end of the week, they may share their work in a collaborative and encouraging setting. Writing mechanics and fundamentals at the middle‑school level will be reinforced to include sentence structure, paragraph design, essay organization, and appropriate punctuation and formatting. Students may bring their required summer writing assignments to practice and improve the writing skills introduced throughout the week.
  • August 12th-16th

    Day Trippers II

    August 12 – 16 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 5 • $285
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Got the end-of-summer doldrums? Then join us for an exciting week and visit all the hot spots! Campers will learn fascinating things at the Children’s Museum, have a blast at Gattitown, explore Lake Conestee Nature Park, let out energy jumping at Pump It Up, and enjoy bowling with their friends! Don’t miss a day of sizzlin’ summer fun!

2019 Offerings by Encounter Type

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  • Academic Camps

    Algebra Review

    Online all summer with optional weekly meetings 
    Rising 9 – 12 • $310
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must have already taken Algebra I; must also be enrolled in Algebra II, Algebra II Advanced, Algebra II Honors, or Geometry in the fall.
    This course offers a comprehensive review of algebra concepts to prepare students for either Geometry or Algebra II during the 2019-20 school year. Topics will include solving linear equations, graphing in the coordinate plane, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions and equations, inequalities, irrational numbers and quadratic equations. A strong emphasis is placed on problem solving and topics covered in the second semester of Algebra I. Open to students from all schools; may be required for CCES students who need extra preparation for Algebra II. Course is completely online through Schoology and Mrs. Kilian will be in her office once per week for a few hours to assist students in person with dates TBD once summer begins.

    Cursive Writing & Other Lettering

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $175
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Improve cursive writing with practice, practice, practice! Students will learn the proper ways to form letters using the danelion system. They will learn proper pencil holding. To make the class more fun, participants will also learn how to form large, fun letterings, like bubble letters, for posters and other school projects.
     

    Jump Start 1st Grade

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 • $175
    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 • $175
    Instructor: Paige Armstrong, CCES First Grade Teacher
    Make a smooth transition into first grade with a week of fun activities designed to get the brain moving again. A review of phonetic skills, reading strategies, and writing techniques will be coupled with math concepts and games. Campers will gain confidence and maturity while having fun with academic games, individual work, and group work. Campers will fly into first grade with a positive attitude after this exciting summer review!
     

    Jump Start 2nd Grade

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 • $175
    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 • $175
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Second Grade Teacher
    Get a head start on the school year with activities guaranteed to give your child the skills needed to jump into second grade with confidence! Math games that build number sense and knowledge of math facts will turn kids on to math and have them begging to play some more! Phonetic understanding will be enhanced with word games, while a love of reading will be nurtured through read-aloud books and shared reading. Get your child off to the right start and have him or her excited to jump back into the school year!
     

    Jump Start 3rd Grade English

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 • $175
    Instructor: Ashleigh Hambright, CCES Third Grade Teacher
    Give your child the opportunity to strengthen reading and writing skills before third grade begins! Campers will review vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills while exploring the characterization and story elements of a short novel that they will get to keep at the end of the week. Word games, reader’s theater, and technology-based projects will be used during this week of learning and fun!
     

    Jump Start 3rd Grade Math

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 • $175
    Instructor: Ashleigh Hambright, CCES Third Grade Teacher
    Be a “Digit Detective!” Campers will investigate connections with numbers as they build mathematical self-confidence through games and activities. They will review the many basic skills needed for third grade as they use problem solving to connect mathematical ideas. Concepts reinforced will include: math facts mastery, number sense, place value to the thousands, multiplication, geometry, and fractions. CCES uses the Math in Focus curriculum, an American version of the renowned Singapore Math Program.
     

    Jump Start 4th Grade English

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising   • $175
    Instructor: Scottie Waddell, CCES Fourth Grade Teacher
    Comprehension skills and writing skills are some of the most important tools your child needs for success in fourth grade and beyond. This camp will help campers develop those abilities and learn how fun reading and writing can be! Campers will explore context clues, prediction skills, dictionary proficiency, and writing skills using a variety of activities and games. The writing process will be employed along with exercises to strengthen vocabulary and a review of grammatical structure to help participants create their own expressive writings. These will be compiled into collections, shared with the class, and then taken home for parents to enjoy!
     

    Jump Start 4th Grade Math

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 • $175
    Instructor: Scottie Waddell, CCES Fourth Grade Teacher
    Campers will investigate connections with numbers as they build mathematical self-confidence through games and activities. They will review the many basic skills needed for fourth grade as they use problem solving to connect mathematical ideas. Concepts reinforced will include: multiplication and division facts mastery, number sense, place value, multiplication, geometry, fractions, and algebraic reasoning. CCES uses the Math in Focus curriculum, an American version of the renowned Singapore Math Program.
     

    Jump Start 5th Grade English

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 • $185
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    Join this excellent opportunity to brush up on English skills. Particpants will review parts of speech, mechanics, reading comprehension, and writing skills. Through the use of language puzzles, drills, and competitive games, campers will refresh their language skills and confidence. Campers will address their required reading lists, where needed.
     

    Jump Start 5th Grade Math

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 • $185
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Join this excellent opportunity to brush up on math skills. Review key math skills needed for fifth grade: problem solving, algebraic reasoning, decimals, fractions, fast facts, and percentages. Campers may also work on summer math packets. We’ll also include a few logic puzzles and games to get your brain ready for the start of a new school year in a fun and engaging way!
     

    Jump Start 6th Grade English

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 • $185
    Instructor: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    Don’t miss the chance to brush up on English skills. The course will review parts of speech, writing mechanics, reading comprehension, and writing skills. Through the use of language puzzles, drills, and competitive games, campers will refresh their language skills and confidence. Participants may address their required reading lists, where needed.
     

    Jump Start 6th Grade Math

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 • $185
    Instructors: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Mr. Silleman uses a hands-on approach to review key math skills: problem solving, algebraic reasoning, decimals, fractions, simple geometry skills, and percentages. Campers may also work on summer math packets if needed. We’ll get your brain going by completing some logic puzzles, playing some math games and working on Smartboard activities.  Don’t miss the chance to brush up on math skills in a fun and exciting way!
     

    Jump Start 7th Grade

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 • $185
    Instructors: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    This program is an excellent opportunity to refresh math and English skills. The math review is a hands-on approach to review problem solving, decimals, fractions, percentages, basic calculator skills, and algebraic reasoning skills. Campers may work on summer math packets, if needed. The English review focuses on writing and reading comprehension. The writing portion will review parts of speech, mechanics, how to organize essays, and the writing process. The reading comprehension review helps students analyze their novels to find themes, main ideas, and literary concepts. Through the use of language puzzles, drills, and competitive games, students will refresh their language skills and confidence. Participants may address their required reading lists, where needed.
     

    Jump Start 8th Grade

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 8 • $185
    Instructors: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher, and Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Get ready for eighth grade with a review of key math and English skills. The math portion is designed for students going into pre-algebra in the fall (not Algebra I) and covers problem solving, decimals, fractions, percentages, basic calculator skills, and algebraic reasoning skills. Campers may work on summer math packets if needed. English review focuses on writing and reading comprehension. The writing portion will review parts of speech, mechanics, how to organize essays, and the writing pro-cess. The reading comprehension review helps students analyze their novels to find themes, main ideas, and literary concepts. Through the use of language puzzles, drills, and competitive games, stu-dents will refresh their language skills and confidence. Students may address their required reading lists, where needed.

    Jump Start Algebra I

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 – 9  • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra I class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra I during the 2019-20 school year, students will review algebra reasoning skills, integers, fractions, decimals, order of operations, basic graphing skills, and how to manipulate various parts of an equation. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence. 
     

    Jump Start Algebra II

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 11  • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in an Algebra II class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Algebra II during the 2018-19 school year, students will review algebraic reasoning skills, writing equations, solving equations, graphing equations, exponents and monomials, systems of equations, inequalities, quadratic equations, functions, and polynomials. Students will work individually and in groups completing exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence. 
     

    Jump Start Geometry

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 8 – 10  • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, CCES Upper School Math Teacher
    Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in a Geometry class for fall.
    In this preparation class designed for students enrolled in Geometry during the 2019-20 school year, students will review basic shapes, lines, angles, surface area, volume, and types of solids. Students will complete problem sets individually and in groups. There will be exercises and mini-competitions to keep them engaged. There will also be many opportunities for repeated practice of skills to develop student confidence.

    Keyboarding

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $185
    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Val Hendrickson, CCES Middle School Teacher
    Make keyboarding instruction fun, and entice your students to build their skills. This teacher‑ and web-delivered camp combines interactive lessons with fun themes and flexible, adaptive practices to quickly bring students to touch-typing mastery. Students will use a provided laptop and have access to software from home.
     

    Life Skills

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Laura Harling, Upper School Administrative Assistant
    There are many skills you need to know as an adult. How do I maintain car insurance? What is credit? How do I manage my personal finances and balance my checkbook? What is health insurance or life insurance and what does it cover? How do I buy a house? How do you change a tire? This course will explore all those topics and more to help prepare Upper School students for a future independent lifestyle. There will be guest speakers from a bank, a realty company and an insurance agency to help prepare students through these real-life events.

    Media Makers

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Jamie Bryant, CCES Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications
    In this dynamic course, students will learn how to create and engage with various types of media. They can practice writing a short piece for a radio recording or preparing for a television appearance. We will visit multiple, local media outlets where participants can see the behind-the scenes action in studios and meet local media experts. Throughout the week, students will report on local activities via their own podcast or media channel of choice. Students will learn how to collaborate with others to create and safely share a variety of content.
     

    Personal College Statement

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 12 • $195
    Instructor: Cumi Ikeda, Upper School English Teacher
    Come compose a strong essay that can be used for college applications. Both the Common App and individual school prompts ask applicants to write about their personal experiences, and students often feel at a loss as to what to say because they feel they have not yet lived extraordinary lives. In the hands of a skilled writer, an ordinary life is much more interesting than a monumental life described by someone who is not tending to craft, beauty of language, and the complexity of human experience, and this course will introduce campers to these skills. We will explore personal experiences through writing, shaping the work to make it layered, beautiful, and interesting to an outside reader. By the end of the course, students will have developed an essay that they will be able to use as a foundation for many of their college applications.
     

    Primer Prep

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 • $175
    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 • $175
    Instructor: Laura Huguley, CCES Primer Teacher
    This class is open only to CCES Primer Students/Applicants.
    Come experience a typical Primer day at CCES! Your child will enjoy exciting writing, math, reading, and morning meeting activities. Your Primer-to-be will also explore our campus and future classrooms to learn where important spots used throughout the school year are located, such as the lunchroom, library, art room, playground, and restrooms. Campers will start building friendships that will last a lifetime! Parents are invited to join their Primers on Friday, so they may introduce you to their new friends and show you all the exciting things they have been exploring. Ease the anxiety of the first day of school and car line by joining Primer Prep.
     

    Study Skills

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Suzanne Kilian, Upper School Teacher
    Great study habits and success skills are now essential for today’s students. The focus for this program is how to have a successful high school year with great study skills and a positive attitude while setting meaningful goals to maximize academic achievement. Particular attention is paid to essential study skills like taking notes (using the Cornell method), organization strategies and time management. In addition, this course will focus on fundamental skills high school students need like the writing process, active reading strategies  (annotating texts), and reducing test anxiety.
     

    Study Smart Study Skills

    Agust 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 7 – 8 • $185
    Instructors: Jane Williams, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    Designed specifically for grades 7 and 8, this class concentrates on the skills necessary to be successful in school. The topics covered include active listening and classroom learning, organization, time management, active reading and note taking, test taking, and exam preparation. Students learn strategies to help them minimize classroom distractions, improve their listening skills, and study efficiently. In addition, they are shown how the iPad or other device can assist them with their studies and organization. Each day students will engage in fun and varied activities to help them practice and master a variety of study skills.
     

    Writing Expressions

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 6 • $185
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    This course focuses on developing emerging writers in both creative and academic forms. Students will explore mentor texts from a variety of literary genres and be introduced to key elements that constitute strong writing, such as structure, logic, flow, style, and voice. They will create a developmental portfolio of multiple writing pieces, ranging from creative narratives to informative exposition. With a piece of their choosing, students will be guided through the writing process, and at the end of the week, they may share their work in a collaborative and encouraging setting. Writing mechanics and fundamentals at the middle‑school level will be reinforced to include sentence structure, paragraph design, essay organization, and appropriate punctuation and formatting. Students may bring their required summer writing assignments to practice and improve the writing skills introduced throughout the week.
     

    Writer’s Workshop

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 7 – 8 • $185
    Instructor: Maggie Simms, CCES Achievement Center English Instructor
    This course focuses on reinforcing writing fundamentals at an advanced middle‑school level. In a productive and encouraging environment, students will explore and practice key elements of academic writing, such as crafting a thesis statement, organizing an essay, structuring sentences and paragraphs, punctuating appropriately, employing the writing process, and formatting. Students are encouraged to bring their required summer writing assignments as a starting point for practicing and applying the techniques introduced in this course.
     

    Upper School Writing

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 9 – 12 • $195
    Instructor: Matt Jacobssen, CCES Upper School English Teacher
    This course focuses on reinforcing academic writing fundamentals at the high school level, including writing a coherent thesis statement, organizing a five‑paragraph essay, effective transitions, and creative word choice. This course will also teach self-editing strategies. Emphasis will be placed on writing annotations, annotated bibliographies and using MLA citations and format correctly to best prepare for the academic writing needed for high school and college. Students are welcome to bring any summer work writing assignment to class and edit their work throughout the week.
  • Arts & Crafts

    Art Adventures

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Join this amazing tour around Greenville to see great art and make some of your own! Students will visit an artist’s studio, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and other sites. The tour will also include downtown and Falls Park for sketching landmarks and landscapes.

    Art Around the World

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Have you always wanted to travel the world? During this week you can! Campers will make art inspired by different cultures and countries around the world, such as Pinatas, Chinese Lanterns, Japanese Kokeshi Dolls, and Native American Dream Catchers. Places explored will include those in Asia, Africa, South America, and more!
     

    Art in the Great Outdoors

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be inspired by the beauty of nature! Campers will travel with sketchbooks in hand, using an artist’s eye on field trips to Lake Conestee Nature Park and look carefully at the beauty around us! Wonderful parts of nature including weather, plants, and animals, up close or from a distance, will be the subjects for expressing observations and impressions through drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography.

    Art Magic

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come be amazed with art that moves, glows, reflects, and wiggles! Magical paintings, magic paper art, dream catchers, and wands are just a few of the creative things campers will make during a magical week! All new projects from last summer.

    Basket Weaving

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Ever seen someone weaving a basket, and wondered “how did they do that?” Then come learn this traditional craft for yourself and learn the ancient art of basket weaving. Campers will learn traditional and contemporary skills to create baskets, which will look great as decorations, or for holding special keepsakes.

    Beach Art

    July 22 – 26 •  9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    July 22 – 26 •  1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Imagine you’re at the beach...! If you’re not at the beach this week, these fun art activities are the next best thing! Artists will create a sandcastle, paint a self-portrait, create a sea creature sculpture, and more! The week will end with water play and splatter painting, so wear a swimsuit!

    Cardboard Creations

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Suzie Kilian, CCES Upper School Teacher
    Imagination is a wonderful thing and this week lets your imagination run wild. Using cardboard pieces, participants will create amazing art. From a 3-D wall hanging to pieces you can play in, the possibilities of what to create are endless. Some challenges of creation and guided pieces will also be included.

    Cartooning

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Love to doodle and create characters? Then join this creative camp where participants learn different cartooning styles. Campers will have all the supplies they need to make flip books, draw super heroes, Pokémon and retro characters. Using different cartoon artists’ styles, they will learn simple ways to create background, speech bubbles and a finished cartoon panel.

    Ceramics

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Brent Roberts, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Join in the fun of creating with clay! Participants will create a variety of functional and sculptural pieces while learning and practicing various clay forming and decorating techniques. Since all pieces will be kiln-fired, some will not come home during the week, but will be picked up at a later date after the final firing. 

    Chinese Culture Arts

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Amy Wang, CCES Middle School Mandarin Teacher
    Come explore Chinese culture through art. Learn about traditions, ceremonies, simple terms, and create lovely pieces at the same time! Campers create cut works of art, such as lanterns and characters. They learn how to paint traditional calligraphy and animals. Artists also learn special folding techniques to make origami and kites. Participants even play traditional children’s games, such as Chinese chess, Chinese checkers, and Feather Kick Shuttlecock. Don’t miss this beautiful week of culture study!

    Christmas in June

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    If Christmas is your favorite holiday, then join us! Spend the week making different Christmas crafts, from gingerbread houses to ugly Christmas sweaters. There will be traditional crafts mixed in with silly fun like Christmas themed Minute to Win it games and, of course, hot chocolate! The week ends with a Christmas PJ party and some caroling. Campers should bring a sweater to decorate. All other supplies are provided.

    Crochet

    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Crochet is a challenging and useful art. Participants will learn simple stitches, like chain, single crochet, and double crochet and how to use these stitches to create texture. They will also learn necessary terms like “yarn-over” or “granny square” and how to read a simple pattern. Campers will make several pieces, such as a hat and a piece of jewelry, and learn how to crochet several shapes to embellish clothing. All hooks and yarn skeins are provided.

    Digital Animation

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers will use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants will create stop-motion videos, computer-based characters, and collaborate on a group project. iPads and laptops are provided.

    Digital Photography

    July 29 – August 2  • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Crystal Mullins, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Delve into photography and its composition this week! Campers will use provided digital cameras to take photos. Some styles explored will be serious, such as stills, landscapes, and portraits. We will also explore capturing silly moments with photo booths and various photo props. Pictures are then edited using simple software, and prints will be taken home. Campers will also create frames and embellishments for their photos.

    Drawing Boot Camp

    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Calling all young artists eager to become better at drawing! Come learn the specialized skills needed to become more confident in sketching and learn to draw more realistic forms. Campers will practice drawing people and other objects while learning how to shade to create depth and shape.

    Face Painting

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Kim Granner, Professional Artist
    Learn the art of face painting! Campers will create a new character face each day as they follow step-by-step instructions. Faces such as realistic animals and fantasy characters are explored. On the final day participants will create their own individual face painting design using all the techniques learned during the week.

    Fashion Illustration

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Are you interested in art and fashion? Then this is the camp for you! Campers will learn the art of fashion illustration by learning how to draw people and then how to draw/create clothes that are flattering using different proportions and styles. Students will learn about proportion, pattern, and different textiles while improving their drawing skills.

    Felted Animals

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you love cute animals and making things? Then come make some cute animals! Join us in learning how to make felted stuffed animals. These are made using loose wool and felting the wool with a needle. Students will create their own design and use their imaginations to bring it to life.

    Franken Figures

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you have a strong imagination and love to try new things? Then join this unique art camp! This week campers create their own hybrid animals by disassembling old stuffed animals and use the parts to create a sculpture of something entirely new. Picture the Simpsonville Smooney, but your own creation.

    FUNdamentals of Art

    June 24 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising K5 – 1 • $170
    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Come practice the basics! FUNdamentals of art will include drawing, painting, sculpture, stitchery, and weaving, and lots of fun in expressing ideas in new ways. Techniques will be a focus of this camp, so come enjoy getting back to basics.

    Garden Art

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $195
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Display your art outside! Participants will create lots of amazing work the whole family can enjoy, including a mosaic wall hanging, a planter, wind chime, fairy garden sculpture, and more! Don’t miss the fun of creating beautiful art for your garden!

    Girly Tween Fun

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $180
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Grab a friend (or make a new one!) and join us in some silly, crafty, girly fun! We will spend the week making trendy projects that are sure to be a hit! Projects will include making an essential oil diffuser bracelet, kawaii inspired succulent planter, personalized polymer clay necklace, adorable llama room decor, and a whimsical photo holder. In between crafting we will be playing silly games that will have us all giggling and enjoying each other’s company! Join us for a relaxing and fun time creating, chatting, and laughing! Girls only.

    How to Draw Comics

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Are you interested in creating your own comic book, but not sure where to begin? This camp will guide participants through the process as they create interesting characters, create the storyline, and then learn how to illustrate their concept. Campers will learn many techniques that professional comic artists use, such as how to convey action and create realistic forms.

    Imagine It! Halloween

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Charis Burger, CCES Middle School Teacher
    This amazing camp is all about Halloween costumes, props, and haunted houses! Mrs. Burger has extensive costume making experience and shares her expertise on materials/techniques to build realistic, unique costumes using durable materials. In addition, campers will learn how to create the best haunted house on the block filled with the coolest Halloween props. Don’t miss this spooktacular camp!

    Messy Art

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K4 – 1 • $170
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Roll up your sleeves to get down and dirty creating art. Campers will paint with sponges, rolling marbles, and their feet! They will create raised salt paintings, make bubble art, blend marbled shaving cream pictures, and have lots more crazy, messy art fun! This camp focuses on the experience of creating art, rather than the final product and encourages children to think outside the box. Nurture the seeds of creativity in your budding artist!

    Mosaics

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Campers will create incredible pieces using glass, purler beads, and other materials in a mosaic design. These pieces will last for years to come and can be used to decorate a garden, like a tiled pot, or a bedroom with a beautiful wall hanging piece.

    Optical Illusions

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    In this camp, drawings become magic as we create artwork to fool the eye. Learn the shading techniques and tessellations to create 3-D art in a 2-D plane. Viewers of your artwork will be entranced when they see your drawings begin to move and spin before their very eyes.

    Paint Your Pet

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    Create a priceless portrait of your pet! Before camp begins, parents should email the instructor an image of their pet, and students should also bring a printed out image of their pet. Throughout the week campers will learn how to draw and paint animal features. First will be a gray scale study, along with an investigation of how illustrators paint animals in different styles. Then, each camper will create a canvas pet portrait. Very good quality pictures of the face of the pet are best for this camp.

    Pinterest Party!

    July 22 – 26 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: Laura Harling, CCES Upper School Administrative Assistant
    Have you ever seen those awesome and fun looking projects and crafts on Pinterest and wanted to do them, but Mom would not let you? Well, now you get to spend a week doing just that! Campers will make some of the fun and exciting projects that are shown on Pinterest such as making picture frames, t-shirts, pillow cases, bookmarks and so much more! Make sure to wear clothes that are okay to get messy as camp will make lots of fun messes!

    Pop Art

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. –12 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Paint a self-portrait, make a giant sculpture, and create art in the style of the artists of the 60’s, such as Andy Warhol, Claus Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein! You’ll make and take home some groovy art!! 

    Pop-Up Creations

    July 29 – August 2  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Pop-up books and cards are the focus of this camp, where campers craft special creations for a variety of occasions.  Each camper will create a series of pop-up cards for birthdays, holidays, and other events, as well as a 4-page story book!  Campers will use scissors, Exacto knives, and other cutting tools, so safety will be of the utmost importance. A variety of styles and techniques will be explored throughout the week.

    Safari Sculpture

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Come on an artistic safari! In this camp, students will create some of their favorite animals using paper mache. Campers will learn proper paper mache techniques and then will make wearable masks and create functional “piggy banks.” Students are sure to go wild!

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Advanced

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $220
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Sewers with some experience, through a past class or personal instruction, will love learning more advanced techniques. Campers will learn how to read a pattern, how to add a zipper, and how to use a variety of stitches on the machine. Participants will make a simple skirt with an elastic waistband, and a cross body bag with a zipper. Please bring 1 yard of quilting fabric and 1 yard of 3/8” wide elastic for the skirt. Bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper and needles, so you are familiar with your tools. All other supplies are provided. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own.

    Sew Easy! Sew Fun! Beginner

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    Novice sewers will love learning to sew fun and useful projects from scratch. Campers will gain confidence in basic sewing skills with a variety of easy projects: a pin cushion, a fun throw pillow, and a draw-string bag. All campers need to bring is 1 yard of quilting fabric and 3 yards of matching ribbon for the draw-string bag. We will provide the rest! Campers will take home an armful of great handmade items along with a basic sewing kit for future projects. Sewing machines are provided or campers may bring their own. Boys and girls are welcome!

    STEAM Art

    July 8 – 12 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 1 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: Marilyn Mullinax, CCES Lower School Art Teacher
    Full STEAM Ahead— through drawing, painting, sculpture, and construction, campers will create a mobile, a robot, tessellations, and more! Come join us to learn how art, science, engineering, math, and technology are connected!

    Street Art

    August 5 – 9 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Jake Galm, CCES Summer Encounters Teacher and street artist
    Join this trendy camp to create cool street art stickers! Participants will draw their designs and then upload them digitally for editing. Campers will learn how to use Photoshop to create edgy designs to print on special paper which is added to adhesive backing to create stickers. The bold, stylized creations can even be holograms!

    Stop Motion Animation

    August 5 – 9 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Campers use a variety of computer programs and apps to create several animations throughout the week. Participants create stop-motion videos individually and in group projects. All equipment is provided, such as iPads and laptops.

    T-shirt Quilt

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 6 • $210
    Instructor: Margie Russell, Elementary School Teacher
    This week campers will create a one-of-a-kind quilt. Please bring in 20 of your favorite, old shirts, each able to yield a 12 x12 cut square, and a twin size sheet. Campers learn how to make squares and then sew them all together. By the end of the week you’ll have a keepsake quilt! Beginner sewers are welcome. Please bring your sewing kit with pins, shears, measuring tape, seam ripper and needles if you have one.  All other materials are provided, including sewing machines. Campers may bring their own machine if they prefer.

    The Art of Book-making

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Sarah Teal, CCES Middle School Art Teacher
    Do you enjoy keeping a diary or sketchbook? Ever wonder how it was made? Come explore this concept and learn how to make a variety of book types. Campers will learn how to create marbling and how to sew the binding, along with how to press paper. Participants can make extra for their friends or keep them all to themselves!

    Tie Dye Creations

    June 24 – 28 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This classic summer project allows participants to have fun while safely experimenting with dye on different materials. Campers create something new each day using different tie dye techniques. They finish the week with wearable items and unique creations and even a couple of edible surprises!

    Woodworking I

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $210
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    Come work in a live shop to build with wood! Participants use basic wood-working tools to include power items such as a drill press, miter saw, band saw and belt sander. Manual tools, such as hammers, nails, clamps, and sanders are also used. A wooden board game, birdhouse, and model car are built by hand! Because safety is the utmost priority in the camp, proper safety wear and precautions are mandatory each day.

    Woodworking II

    July 8 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 9 • $225
    Instructor: Don Silleman, CCES Middle School Math Teacher
    This is the second course in the woodworking series.  Campers should have completed the basic woodworking class in order to enroll in this camp. We’ll take some of the skills we learned in the first class and use them to build more challenging projects. Students will be able to design their own toy vehicle, so each one will be different. Students will also be able to develop another project of their choice. Some ideas may include wooden games, a birdhouse, desk items or a candy dispenser. We’ll also take a day-long field trip to the Wood Crafters Guild of Greenville to see authentic woodworkers completing their projects. Campers will be able to observe and ask questions to learn more about the woodworking process. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to further enhance your skills as a woodworker!
  • Cooking

    Breakfast for Dinner!

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Everyone loves breakfast for dinner! Come learn these simple, hearty meals that bring warmth to any table. Campers learn how to make omelets, pancakes, muffins, biscuits, overnight oatmeal, toast, and even homemade butter! This fun week focuses on safety in the kitchen as participants do use the stove and oven. Plus, they learn basic kitchen techniques like measuring, mixing, and timing in food prep.
     

    Cake Decorating Advanced

    July 29 – August 2 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 7 • $180
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    This camp is for those chefs who have completed Cake Decorating Beginner or for chefs with some baking/decorating experience. The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them using more advanced piping techniques. Campers learn how to create lovely icing shapes and figures to decorate cakes. They also learn how to display their creations on a beautiful tablescape. Each day, sweets are sampled in camp and taken home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.
     

    Cake Decorating Beginner

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    July 15 – 19 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $170
    Instructor: Tippi Sadler, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Bring your pastry hat and come cook up some treats! The week is spent baking cupcakes and decorating them into fantastic confectionery visions. Campers learn how to use fondant, pipe icing, decorate with edible paints and markers, and use icing that can be cut out. Come create treats fit for any party! Each day, chefs sample their sweets and take some home to share with family. On Friday, campers sell their baked goods to other campers. All proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by participants.
     

    Cake Pops & Popsicles

    June 24 – 29 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $185
    Instructor: Jessica Apple, Elementary School Teacher
    It’s the summer of Pop! In the mood for something cute and sweet? Then join us to make fun summer treats that help beat the heat! Campers create and enjoy several different types of refreshing popsicles as well as bake and decorate lots of adorable cake pops. Throughout the week chefs learn how to mix, measure, chop, melt, decorate, and much more. Roll up your sleeves and come pop ‘til you drop!
     

    Candy Making

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 2 – 6 • $185
    Instructors: Elizabeth Jarrett, CCES Director of Service and Experiential Learning, and Laura Mahony, High School Teacher
    Come live out Willy Wonka candy-creating fantasies! Campers learn how to cook with sugar and create kid-friendly, mouth-watering candies each day. Participants make colorful hard candies, chocolate creations, snack bars and more. All chefs sample their creations in class and take some home to share in adorable containers they craft. A recipe book is created, so campers can recreate their confections again and again.
     

    How to Cook a Good Book

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 2 • $170
    Instructor: Tracy Breazeale, CCES Lower School Teacher
    Watch out for milkshakes and corn muffins! Fun will definitely be in the air as campers read a variety of children’s literature, such as The Cajun Cornbread Boy and Rodeo Ron and His Milkshake Cows. They then make the delectable treats right from the pages of each book. Campers become active chefs as they measure, chop, bake, and stir their creations. With a small class size and lots of hands-on fun, this cooking class is a yummy treat for all!
     

    Un Poco Loco Taco

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $170
    June 17 – 21 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $170
    Instructor: Kathy Apple, CCES Lower School Spanish Teacher
    Do you love eating at Mexican restaurants? This is a week of learning to make several different kinds of tacos using traditional and maybe a few non-traditional ingredients. No spicy stuff but be prepared to try new things! Campers will learn age-appropriate kitchen skills, including cutting and chopping safely, measuring, washing produce, boiling and mashing, planning a meal and cleaning up when we’re finished. The week ends with a Friday Fiesta! OLE!
     
  • Drama & Music

    Acting 101

    July 15 – 19 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising K5 – 3 • $155
    Instructor: Anne Tromsness, Fine Arts Center and ARMES Drama Instructor
    This exciting camp explores everything acting! Through silly games and pretending, campers learn to express themselves. Campers learn how to speak clearly with a stage voice and how to show emotions through expressions and body language. They even explore some behind-the-scenes aspects of acting, such as how stage makeup works, how stories work on stage, and how to perform on stage. Don’t miss this incredible week of acting activities!
     

    Acting Up

    June 10 – 14 • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 6 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    This fun, improv experience will have campers excited about acting! Through thrilling games and exercises to find voice, campers learn about and practice how to show emotion through actions. They will develop projection skills along with confidence in displaying a range of feelings to an audience.
     

    Behind the Scenes

    June 10 – 14 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Always wanted to join the action of a stage production but too nervous for performing? Then join this engaging course all about the behind-the-scenes important roles that keep a performance alive. Discover how to control the lighting and sound booth, how to create and display set designs, how to create costumes, and how to be a stage manager and keep the performers where they need to be on time for their scenes. Campers will use the Christ Church state-of-the-art, 600‑seat Performing Arts Center.
     

    Camp Comedy

    June 24 – 28 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 8 • $155
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Do you love to deliver a good punch line? Love to create giggles? Then join this camp designed to develop comedic prowess. Using improv, performance, and writing exercises, campers will learn how to create comedy that highlights their personality and imagination. Campers will create original comedy individually and as a group in a variety of forms for a full week of learning and laughs.
     

    DJ Camp

    June 17 – 21 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 5 – 7 • $170
    Instructor: Reed Halvorson, CCES Upper School Theatre Teacher
    Come be a sound mixologist! Learn how to blend songs and create your own tracks. This camp will explore music mixing and beats. Campers will create multiple pieces of music using old and new music and add their own “spin.” Laptops and iPads needed for mixing will be provided. Campers will take home copies of their jams or create a YouTube channel.
     

    Green Screen Adventures

    July 22 – 26  • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. • Rising 2 – 4 • $170
    Instructor: David Sims, former CCES Associate Director of Arts
    Students in this camp will get to star in their very own short films, using green screen technology to provide the setting!  This camp will utilize the facilities in the Upper School that are used for Graphic Design and Filmmaking. Campers will create their own stories, put together their own costumes, and perform with their friends. Students will not be asked to edit the videos — they will be provided by the instructor at the end of the camp.
     

    Guitar

    July 22 – 26 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 3 – 5 • $220
    Instructor: Matt Dingledine, Professional Guitarist and Teacher
    Make it the summer of rock! Summertime is the perfect time to pick up the guitar and let the good times roll. Geared for students with little to no previous guitar experience, this camp is for beginners. Campers may bring a guitar or use the guitars provided at no additional charge. Campers can choose to learn a song from a variety of their favorite bands, such as The Beatles, Taylor Swift, or Imagine Dragons. With a focus on learning the basics, campers will learn how to strum chords, play melodies, read guitar music, and play together as an ensemble. Just remember: “Add six strings to the summer sun, and you will have twice the fun!”
     

    Making Magic!

    July 29 – August 2 • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Rising 4 – 6 • $185
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